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My four month old pit puppy 23 lbs is vomiting liquid emesi

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My four month old pit puppy 23 lbs is vomiting liquid emesi can I give him phenergan or would zofran work. Also have Pepto bismol.vhe has voided and has had good bm. But he eats anything that isn't nailed down
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Hard to say grad rocks and anything else he can find. Nothing toxic that I can think of.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Bear
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Bear?
Customer: He was a malnourished pup when we got him at eight weeks. Bones sticking out. Has had all his shots. Has been worked received last dose of tapeworm medicine today. Was treated because litter brother and sistets had tape wormd Worms
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 23 days ago.
I need an answer soon, within a day is useless he is vomiting now
Customer: replied 23 days ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 23 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 23 days ago.

I can give you some steps to take at home to help your companion’s stomach feel better. It often helps to give something to calm the stomach and a bland diet with higher fiber. This can help to reduce the instance of nausea/vomiting, avoid or address changes in the stool, etc. If you do not see a marked improvement from your pet or you see worsening of symptoms, they absolutely must be examined by a veterinarian.

The first 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. Alternately, the Zofran can be used and you'll find dosing info here: http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/prescription/ondansetron-zofran

2 hours following a dose of famotidine, the time needed for the medication to begin working, you can offer a bland diet. To make this, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. To avoid more nausea, start with small amounts to begin with and offer the amount every 2-4 hours. A few teaspoons to start is typically sufficient and you can work your way up every 2-4 hours in incremental increases until you’re sure no vomiting will be seen. If your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in 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.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 22 days ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. I didn't hear back from you yesterday. How is your companion doing?