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Is she passing diarrhea too? Did she have any new Thanksgiving food or new foods or get into something? Is she eating as usual? What is her age and weight?
Ok thank you , And her age? And is she having diarrhea or vomiting?
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It sounds like she has an upset stomach and possibly colitis which is inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. When the colon is inflamed mucous and liquid can be produced and it sounds like that is what you are seeing. Often the colitis is caused by a bacterial or parasitic infection.
I can give you some over the counter recommendations to try. But if that does not work then she will need to see a vet.
Try Pepto bismol.
1/3 tablet or 1 teaspoon per each 10 pounds of dog. It can be given every 8 hours.
I would start with that.
Wait until she has not vomited for 2-3 hours or she may vomit it back up.
Pick up her food and water dish for now.
When she has not vomited for a few hours but a few sips of water in her dish. If she drinks too much at once she may vomit.
If she can not keep water down for more than 12 hours she will dehydrate. Also if she continues drooling or passing liquid stool she will dehydrate.
So if this goes on for more than 12 hours she needs to see the emergency vet.
Also if she vomits or passes blood rectally she needs to see the emergency vet.
If her gums turn pale or purple she needs to see the ER vet as she may be dehydrated or in shock.
So do not feed her any food for 12 hours. Then offer her one bite of plain cooked turkey or plain cooked chicken and rice. Wait an hour to see if she has any vomiting or diarrhea. If she does then she definitely needs to see a vet.
If she does not gradually increase the amount of chicken and rice you feed her.
It is fine to give benadryl with the pepto at the same time.
Actually if the benadryl worked in the past then she was having an allergic reaction which caused the nausea and drooling.
So the benadryl with the pepto may work well.
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