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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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Diarrhea and vomitting we walked in and it's was all right

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Diarrhea and vomitting we walked in and it's was all right there when we walked in, his body tempt feels colder than normal
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: He has a history of small seizure about every 6 months
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 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. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Are you able to take a rectal temp?
2) When did the vomiting and diarrhea start?
3) How old is he? What breed?
4) Any changes in food? human food? new treats? bones?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
His temp was 100.1
He was fine when we left at 6ish 630 ish and we got home at 1030ish and we walked in to the mess and he has been kind of baby barfing a little and drank water but threw it back up
He is 5 years and a Boston terrier
No new food that I can think of
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

This temperature is entirely normal for a dog. He may feel cooler than normal, but his temperature remains within normal limits. This is a good sign.

I can give you some steps to take at home. Sometimes we never learn what caused a GI upset. They can onset spontaneously in dogs just like they do in people.

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 your companion requires a more palatable food, try using pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Start small and give more as long as no vomiting is 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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