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13 year old cockapoo with diabetes. Not eating regular food

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13 year old cockapoo with...
13 year old cockapoo with diabetes. Not eating regular food all of a sudden. Eating grass, but vomits right after. A lot of strange stomach noises.
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 6 years ago
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How much does he weigh?

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21.5lbs at his last vet appointment. We're from Maryland and are in FL on vacation.
Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 6 years ago
To help with these signs of stomach upset, here are severel over the counter options for you:

1) Pepcid A/C (Famotidine) - 5mg every 12 hours.

2) Prilosec OTC - 10mg ONCE per day

3) A bland diet of chicken and white rice.

4) Hydration with pedialyte for fluids and electrolytes.

If the signs do continue, especially in a diabetic, veterinary evaluation is needed to make sure it is ok to still give the insulin and not have a hypoglycemic episode.

Please let me know of this helps!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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