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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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My puggle threw up and since then she's swollowing

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my puggle threw up and since then she's swollowing constantly and finds it uncomfortable to lie she will only sit. Has no interest in treats or water
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to answer your question. It appears that Sassy has a digestive disturbance that is causing this discomfort and the swallowing. The best treatment for this is as follows:

Fast Sassy for 12-24 hrs to allow the digestive tract to calm down and heal.
Give her Pepcid AC or Famotidine at 0.5 mg per pound every 8 hrs. That can be purchased over the counter at the pharmacy.
Give only small amounts of water during the fast or ice cubes
After the fast, feed rice and boiled chicken (2/1)

If the vomiting and discomfort have resolved, then wean her back onto regular food. If the symptoms persist especially during the fast, take Sassy to your vet for an exam and lab work to determine the cause for this. This is extremely important since this can cause dehydration or other more serious concerns.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.

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