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Vomit yellow and diarrhea water she is 3 years old and

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vomit yellow and diarrhea water she is 3 years old and white german shepard last two days in the house
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: she killed a mouse
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: happy
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about happy?
Customer: she is alert but wont eat
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Did she eat the mouse?

2- What breed is she?

3- Is she lethargic?

4- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

5- How much does she weigh?

6- How long since the last time she vomited?

7- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Part of it,German sheperd,no,no,85 pounds10 minutes,no
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

1- Did the vomiting and diarrhea start after she ate part of the mouse?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
A few hours later
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

Friend, I am sorry your dog is vomiting and has diarrhea. In response to your question, it is possible that the vomiting and diarrhea are caused by the ingestion of part of the mouse. Or, there could be something completely different like an infection, ingestion of a foreign body, or even part of a systemic disease, etc. to name a few causes. Unfortunately, on history only it will not be possible to determine the exact underlying cause, I am sorry. The fact that this has been ongoing for 2 days I am a bit concern about her hydration. I would strongly recommend a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian in the morning to determine the exact underlying cause. In addition, she may need supportive care. In the meantime, this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 4-6 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 4-6 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, continue to give her water every hour or so. Leave her without food for 8-12 hours then offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If cost is a concern look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

5- If at any point she become lethargic, abdominal swelling, pale gums, etc. have her checked by nearest ER veterinariaan.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 7 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter