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Cassie, I am very concerned for your companion. Her symptoms suggest that she is critical and may pass away from this. If there was ever a time to take her to the vet, it would be now.To start, apply a small amount of honey or pancake syrup to her gums every 30 minutes for an hour. This should bring her glucose up if she has a low blood sugar. You will need to ensure she can swallow effectively before moving on to the following steps.The next step is to administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.
2 hours following a dose of famotidine, the time needed for the medication to begin working, you can offer pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. Work up to feeding exclusively until at least 3 days following the resolution of the GI upset. After this, work on slowly switching back to the regular food that your companion typically eats.I hope that she improves quickly and pulls through.I’ll be standing by if you have other questions. Let me know if I can help further.Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had? If questions remain, please reply and let me know how I can assist.Before signing off today, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me. Until this is done, the website will not compensate me for helping you.
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Vomiting and defecating blood is not a sure sign of cancer, but it can be a sign of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) , pancreatitis, a gastric ulceration, etc. If they cannot treat her and she's going downhill fast, euthanasia is the kindest thing to do. Her not being able to lift her head is very concerning. There's no time limit on waiting, I would go off of symptoms when electing when to euthanize.
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