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Hello my name is***** but you can call me Dr. H, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I understand that your pet Tonka was recently given a new food and also had a flea collar placed 2 days ago, and now he has vomiting and diarrhea. Poor guy. It is a good sign that he is still happy, alert and active however. We can try a few things to see if we can get his sensitive stomach back to normal, because it sounds like he has a bit of gastroenteritis due to a sudden food change.
So with pets that have a sensitive stomach, here is the common at home things to try first:
1) Bland diet- boiled plain chicken and rice or cottage cheese can be given for 3-4 days, then slowly transition him back to his normal diet. Give the same, or a little less, portions than his normal food amount.
2) Famotidine (pepcid ac)- this helps with nausea somewhat. You can give 0.5-1mg/kg every 12 hrs (1kg=2.2lbs). If you need help calculating your pets amount, please let me know his weight.
What is the name of the flea collar that was placed on him?
- Dr. H
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