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Our puppy ate some meat that fell on the ground and is throwing-up

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our puppy ate some meat that fell on the ground and is throwing-up multiple times; what can we do to help with the vomiting?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear Louie is ill.I will wait for your reply with a hello so I know we are connected. Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello, About how old is Loue and roughly how much does he weigh?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He is 4 mos and weighs 15lbs
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Understood. 1. He has already vomited multiple times, so that worries me greatly about severe gastritis or pancreatitis. Especially, if this meat had any extra herbs, spices or oils on it. So, I absolutely strongly feel this is well worth getting him to an ER vet, who can administer some really effective injections to get him more comforable quickly!At 15 pounds, you could give a 1/2 tablet of a 10mg regular strength Pepcid A.C. antacid, or you could give a 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of pepto bismol.But, I am not confident that is good enough in this situation. Not worth the risk with a little 4 month old. Worth the vet trip to get him quickly stabilized. They may suggest a basic test or two including a simple blood test to check for pancreatitis because of what he ingested. I will pray for a speedy recovery. Good Luck!Dr. Andy