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My 14 yo Maltipoo is diabetic, vomiting bile hours after

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My 14 yo Maltipoo is diabetic, vomiting bile for 16 hours after eating shrimp tales, sugar is 147, am insulin 3 units instead of 5, holding evening dose, Should I take her to ER? give phenergan?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry to learn your dog is not feeling well. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today.

Friend, if she has been vomiting for 16 hours I am concern about her hydration; given that she is a diabetic it can make things worst quickly. In addition, it is important to rule out pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) which can be fatal if not treated. I would strongly recommend having her checked tonight by ER veterinarian. They can start her on supportive care (IV fluids, anti emetics, etc.). In addition, monitor or blood glucose and treat accordingly. Do not give insulin tonight.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I give her phenergan at home? She is drinking some, but if she stops I will take her ASAP. I'm at work at her Granny is watching her, but will leave if needed.
K. Ryans CRNA
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

No do Not give her Phenergan. You can start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Hi Karina,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Maltipoo. How is everything going?
Dr. Peter