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She is constipated and throwing up, My niece gave her a bone

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She is constipated and throwing up
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: My niece gave her a bone that I didn't know about and I don't give her those things she been this way for 2 days
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Kera
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kera?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Good evening, JACustomer.

There are a few things that can be done at home to help make a pet with a stomach upset feel better and alleviate constipation. 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. This will not only help to settle her stomach but the high fiber content will help to move her bowels. 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. Your vet will also want to ascertain whether or not any damage has been done to the intestines as bones can cause great irritation and punctures to the intestines in severe cases.

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