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He gad an allergic reaction to a wasp stung he's got swollen bumps thru his body and thru up but after taking care of him and the benedryl he was ok in the morning now we only see that he dry heaves at times but still playful
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
How long ago was the sting? Has it totally settled?
Is he still on the Benadryl?
What dose did you give? How much does he weigh?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
last sunday and it was 1/2 of a tablet and he is 21 lbs he was ok less thn 24 hrs his swelling went down and all but we just see he has a little dry heaves in the am and selective of his food.. but a little heaving like if he had a hairball butit water and clear to white
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
The benedryl was given only once
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Thank you,
We can see residual nausea secondary to the wasp stings and when Benadryl is given in some dogs. So, either is a consideration here and a trigger for this nausea cycle he is caught in. Therefore, further to the light diet you are offering (which is perfect but you could also add in some boiled chicken, white fish, scrambled egg, or cottage cheese as a protein source), I would suggest starting him on an antacid for the next few days to see if we can break that nausea cycle for him. There are a number of antacids that are available over the counter and pet friendly. I would advise only treating with one, but the two I tend to recommend are Pepcid ( More Info/Dose: http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/famotidine-pepcid/page1.aspx) or Zantac (More Info/Dose: http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/ranitidine-hcl-zantac/page1.aspx). This medication of course shouldn’t be given without consulting your vet if he does have any pre-existing conditions or is on any other medications. Ideally, it should be given about 30 minutes before food to ease his upset stomach. And if he is mostly heaving in the morning, do give this +/- a small snack at bed time to keep his stomach soothed in the morning.
I hope this information is helpful.
If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!
All the best, *****
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
How many times should i give him the pepcid in the morning only?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Hi again,
You can start giving it in the morning or at bed time. But if need be, it can safely be given up to every 8 hours.
All the best,
Dr. B.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
A whole tablet they usually come in flavors is that ok .he's 21 lb
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Hi again,
Flavors don't matter as long as there is no xylitol in the tablet. The dose is weight and tablet strength based, as you will have seen from the link I provided above. Therefore, a 21lb dog can have 5-10.5mg at each dosing. That could translate into a whole tablet if it was a 10mg one but half it is a 20mg one.
Take care,
Dr. B.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
.the only thing that i have is tumms is that ok..or go and get pepcid..but i tought tumms where...pepcid...
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Hi again,
Pepcid would be better, but you could use the Tumms for the short term (60-120mg every 8 hours)
Take care,
Dr. B.
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