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Hello. Very tough for me to comment.
First....if no tests have been done, then everything up until now is an absolute guess.
Guessing means nothing.
Absolutely,your pet needs, at the minimum, some abdominal x-rays to check for a foreign body or anything else ingested that should not have been. A basic blood profile would also be advisable for an overall health assessment.
To help settle the stomach you could try one of the following drugs. My favorite product is Pepcid (an over-the-counter antacid).
Pepcid comes in 10mg or 20mg tablets. You can give it every 12 hours.
here is a bland diet recommendation:
Boiled boneless, skinless chicken breast
Cooked white rice
Low-fat cottage cheese
*Never add on salt, pepper, oils, butter to any of the above
*Ideally, give 1/3 chicken or cottage cheese, and 2/3 white rice
*Sometimes, you will see cooking hamburger meat being recommended and taking off the fat. I try to avoid this option as it can exacerbate pets that may have pancreatitis. Chicken works great.
Veterinarians will often prescribe some prescription bland diets like Science Diet I/D or Iams Low-residue. Both are wonderful options.
Agreed. X rays are a must, and I would have done them a few days ago.
Try one fo the antacid recommendations I gave above.
STOP THE RAW DIET!
Even in the States, I see countless cases of salmonella and other toxicity problems related to raw diets.
Well, at least stop it for now.
It simply adds another variable of uncertainty as to what could be exacerbating the problem.
Then, switch to the bland diet like the cooked chicken, cooked white rice and low-fat cottage cheese in the meantime. My job is to do everything I can think of to help guide you to make your vet's job easier.
My first choice. Unless there is also diarrhea, then Pepto is better.
Understood...that's also why I am trying to keep it simple.
Sounds like a plan. Good Luck.
I disagree. The flax could upset the stomach further.
Stick with simple. pepcid
Well, its not concentrated, its in a tea. I suppose if your vet has had luck with it, then I can't argue against.
But, with vomiting for 4 days,I don't like to experiment with more new things orally. Just runs you into new problems.
My primary concerns for vomiting include:
- Dietary indiscretion (eating something you do not know about)
- Stomach or intestinal foreign body
- Something that was given to them (new dog food, new treat, human food)
- Intestinal parasitism (not just the worms, but the microscopic bugs like Giardia and Coccidia). They can cause vomiting also, not just diarrhea
- Toxin exposure would be less likely, unless you have reason to suspect exposure to a chemical.
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The abdominal x-ray is a must, which they did mention and I agree. However, I would take it a step further and do a basic blood profile for an overall health assessment. 4-5 days of illness is a long time. So, inform your vet, you want the blood test not necessarily for a cause to the problem, but to help ensure there has been no other ill effect on the body.
In addition, the blood test includes a CBC (complete blood count), where you see if there is any evidence of infection contributing to the problem.