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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 Bogey is vomiting up bile (yellow mucous) and is not eating or drinking. He sounds to be in pretty poor health condition. Poor guy.
How long has he been ill for now?
Did he eat something he shouldn't have? Any change in diet?
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- Dr. H
Ok. Typically they keep things out of reach while in being boarded.
Is he acting any different? Lethargic at all?
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Ok. Typically with just an upset stomach most pets are not very lethargic, so that is somewhat concerning for a potential underlying disease process (i.e. pancreatitis for example).
I would try the following tonight and see how he does for the next 24 hrs. If he is improved great, continue the conservative treatments below and he should be ok.
1) Famotidine (pepcid ac) @ 0.5-1mg/kg every 12 hrs. (1kg=2.2lbs to help with your calculation).
2) Pedialyte (non-flavored)- offer him small amounts using a syringe or turkey baster
3) Ensure- offer small amounts of this as well
4) Boiled plain chicken and rice or cottage cheese. See if he you can entice him to eat a few bites. If not then offer the Ensure to provide nutritional support.
How long was he kenneled for? Was he just boarding or was he being treated for a medical condition?
Ok. Did they keep a log of his daily activities? Warn you about any signs of illness he had while being boarded there?
Ok. Some pets do get stressed out from being kenneled and can develop GI problems like this. Hopefully that is the case with him and there is nothing more serious going on. If he was just stressed out then the above treatments should show some improvement with him in the next 24 hrs.
Ok. Is this his first time being kenneled?
Hopefully these suggestions will help him improve with his overt signs of GI distress. If it doesn't then its best to have him evaluated by your vet to make sure nothing else is going on internally.
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