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Vomiting and diarrhea after a dose of baby aspirin my father

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vomiting and diarrhea after a dose of baby aspirin my father gave him a whole tab yesterday and one to day ,
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: no he has been recovering from a dental extractions post 1 month however they had to wire his jaw so he had a check up this week they sedated him but decided to leave the wire in and suggested we give him 1/4 baby aspirin but my dad miss heard the vet and gave the whole tab
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: sammy
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about sammy?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

I am so sorry to hear your dog is having vomiting and diarrhea. Luckily this dose of aspirin will more likely cause gi upset than any issues with the kidneys.

First, please remove the water. If there is continued actively vomiting we want to minimize anything orally to stop the nausea and abdominal cramping resulting in vomiting. I know the thought is your pet needs to drink to maintain hydration but if there is actively vomiting even water there is risk of becoming more dehydrated with water intake.

If there is no improvement then please consider having your dog seen by a veterinarian sooner rather than later. They can give injectable medications to bypass the intestinal tract and hopefully get the nausea under control

1- Keep indoors to avoid eating grass/ leaves for 6-8 hours from last vomiting episode

2- Offer a small amount of water (1-2 teaspoons hourly) for a few hours

3- Start Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours OR prilosec (omeprazole) 0.5 mg/ pound daily for the next 3 days with the second administration of water (crushed if needed)

4-If no vomiting, offer small amount of white rice and boiled boneless or ground chicken or ground beef. For example, one teaspoon hourly for a few hours then slowly start to increase the amount while reducing the frequency. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

5- If vomiting continues after doing the above, I would encourage having your family veterinarian perform an examination to determine the next step to getting Sammy comfortable

Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

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