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My dof may have like some plants that had round up on it :

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My dof may have like some plants that had round up on it
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: She has vomited once but almost foams sometimes
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Possible lick some Roundup off some plants
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Bella and almost a year
JA: How old is Bella?
Customer: 7-8 months
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bella?
Customer: She acting normal other than her symptoms
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today.

Roundup usually just causes vomiting and diarrhea, what we'd associate with a GI upset, when ingested.

There are a few things that can be done at home to help make a pet with a stomach upset feel better. The first thing 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 buy the brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.

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 this does not result in the improvements you’re wanting, it may be necessary to have your companion examined by a veterinarian and injectable medications for nausea administered. I’m particularly a big fan of Cerenia for vomiting as it tends to work quickly, does a great job and works for a full 24 hours.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Checking in to see how Bella is feeling today.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?


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