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1) Any vomiting or diarrhea?2) Any bloodwork run today?3) What food is she on currently?4) How well is she eating?5) Did they start any GI meds?
The sentinel could certainly be to blame here, so I would make sure she has a normal sized meal at her next dosing. If this repeats, ask your vet to put her on something different for heart worm prevention and request a refund from the company after sharing her symptoms.Fluid therapy without bloodwork is not uncommon but it sounds like it's helped if she is eating and drinking more. If her symptoms persist or she goes off of her food again, blood work would be wise to rule out an underlying issue such as pancreatitis. Her difficulty going up stairs may be to soreness from the SQ fluids, but keep a close eye on this symptom as it may indicate something entirely different with her feeling unwell.As she's had some vomiting, though it seems to be decreasing in frequency, I would also try pepcid to keep her stomach calm and see if this helps give her appetite back. You can 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 visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.
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