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My dog 11 years old threw up undigested food and three times

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My dog 11 years old threw up undigested food and three times yesterday. Three times it was all brown liguid. His food is brown. He had one dose of deramax for limp and one half Pepcid ac. He has tolerated both drugs previously. Today he has had water only and one dose of Pepcid one half tablet. He weighs 17 lbs. Vet office closed. No stomach distention and acting normal. I want to try small amount of white rice. He has Infkammatory bowel and only eats duck. Can he has another Pepcid dose? I hear bowel noisy sounds. Bowel movement is normal. Any help
Will be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry to hear your dog has had some vomiting. You did the right thing in discontinuing food at this point and pepcid can be continued every 12 hours. I will give you further guidelines below for beginning feeding. I have had patients that vomit on an nsaid even if they have previously had no issues with it and suspect it has caused the stomach upset...

-Offer small amount of white rice and boiled boneless or ground chicken or ground beef. For example, one teaspoon hourly for a few hours then slowly start to increase the amount while reducing the frequency. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

- If vomiting continues after doing the above, I would encourage having your family veterinarian perform an examination to determine the next step to getting him comfortable and what exactly the underlying cause is.

Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.
Hi Adrea,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Coton De Tulear. How is everything going?

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