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I have a 1 year old lhasa apso. He's been throwing up all

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I have a 1 year old lhasa apso. He's been throwing up all day. I took him to the vet this morning. They xrayed him and didn't find any obstructions. They gave him an anti-nausea medication via injection and some IV fluid. They told me to give him pepcid, which I have. Now he has diarrhea. Brown runny stinky slimy. He passed a small rubber object which wasn't visible on the xray. I have it and it is kind of rubbery. My question is can I give him some immodium now to ease his diarrhea or should I let his body work in case he needs to get whatever is wrong out. Thanks for any help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
I apologize for the delay in response, your question is just now showing up in queue to be answered 12+ hours after your request.
To answer your question I avoid immodium at all cost because it can have quite severe consequences in some dogs, especially certain breeds.
Using a bland diet of white rice and boiled chicken or if your veterinarian gave you a prescription gi food I would simply see if the diarrhea resolves on its own now that he has passed this object. If not, please bring in a fecal sample (fresh or refrigerated) to have your veterinarian evaluate it to ensure further medical management (anti or probiotics for example) to get him feeling better soon.
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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