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Did your vet run basic blood work checking kidney and liver values? (If not, why not??)
I see. If they still have the blood work, I would ask them just to run a few specific values... BUN, Creatinine, ALT, and ALKP. Just running those 4 lab values in-house should not cost you more than $50 or so. This is concerning for the possibility of liver failure or kidney failure, and those 4 lab values should give your vet the info they need. There is not much you can do at home until you know what is causing this, but you can go to the pharmacy and purchase some Prilosec 20mg tablets and give 1 tablet every 24 hours. This can help settle the stomach. You can also purchase some chicken or beef baby food (stage 1- no other ingredients) and offer that as a bland diet. But until some blood work is run, there's not much more you can do at home. I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this with your sweet pug, and I hope she feels better soon!
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