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Hi! I am Dr. Kline a small animal veterinarian and I hope I can help you today. I have a few more questions if you don't mind answering them? How long has the vomiting been going on? When she eats is she vomiting? Are you still giving Zanaflex and Aspirin? You would like to try Aciphex correct? That is Rabeprazole and you have a 20mg tablet or capsule?
Thank you in advance for the answering the extra questions. I just want to get a better history on your dog.
Vomiting and regurgitation can be caused by a number of things. It could be related to the aspirin that was given for the neck pain. I worry about gastric ulcers with aspirin use and patients can have vomiting with or without blood, diarrhea, not want to eat and can be very lethargic. I would highly recommend having your dog checked by a veterinarian especially if the vomiting continues over the next day. If she becomes lethargic or withdrawn and vomiting continues diagnostics should be done to determine what the cause of the vomiting is. We would want to make sure the patient didn't eat something that has caused an obstruction and make sure she doesn't have pacreatitis or a metabolic cause for the vomiting. I usually use Omeprazole or Famotidine (pecid) for dogs and we tend not to use Aciphex in dogs. It is safe to try Omeprazole 10mg once daily or Famotidine 10mg once daily. The dose for Aciphex in a dog her size is a 1/2 of a 20mg tablet. If her vomiting worsens or continues I would seek veterinary care immediately. You can try a bland diet of broiled chicken (without skin) and white rice too.
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