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I am sorry to learn Lucy is not feeling well, 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 get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
2- How long has this been going on?
3- How much does she weigh?
5- Pre existing medical conditions?
1- Any diarrhea?
2- Any other symptoms?
I am happy to learn she is doing better. I would not give her anymore Pepto Bismol. Instead, this is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 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 12-16 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.
3- After 12-16 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, 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 in the morning.
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