From your history - it certainly sounds like there may be a gastroenteritis or even more likely a colitis
. This can be from many different causes including eating something abnormal and even certain types of infections
including intestinal parasites, giardia, and coccidia.
Moreover, in a case such as this - if your dog is outside, in case heat is a contributing factor - I would recommend bringing him inside to a cool environment, and also to monitor him a little closer so we can make sure these signs resolve.
Here is a great link that talks about colitis. http://www.VeterinaryPartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=677
Here is a great link that talks about gastroenteritis. http://www.petplace.com/dogs/gastroenteritis-in-dogs/page1.aspx
If you would like to try conservative management at home, and there is no more vomiting, you can try to offer a bland diet. A common bland diet is boiled chicken
and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken). I would try this for about 1 week, hoping that he improves over this time. I would also recommend adding a supplement such as 2 tablespoons of bran, canned pumpkin, or metamucil as a fiber source to increase the stool consistency.
You can also consider giving 10mg of Pepcid A/C (famotidine
) by mouth every 24 hours for 5 days for stomach
upset. You can purchase this over the counter.
Hopefully with a little food change / bland diet, everything will be better in a few days, but it may be a good idea for veterinary evaluation and evaluation of the feces if the signs continue or other signs develop such as loss of appetite, continued vomiting, blood in the stool, or lethargy.
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