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My chihuahua is foaming/drooling all of a sudden, Her name

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My chihuahua is foaming/drooling all of a sudden
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** will be 2 on January 27
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about coco?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hello
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 14 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 14 days ago.

How is Coco doing at this time?

Has she had any vomiting?

Has she eaten any insects or human food recently?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Well the foaming/drool has stopped No she hasn't vomited
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 13 days ago.

Excellent. How is she acting now? Have all symptoms improved or is she not acting like herself?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
She is acting normal and eating again, could that have been an upset stomach?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 13 days ago.

Yes, that's precisely what it sounds like. If this happens again, below are the steps I would recommend.

The first step 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 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.

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 adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. Work up to feeding exclusively until at least 3 days following the resolution of the GI upset. After this, work on slowly switching back to the regular food that your companion typically eats.

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