Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

I have a yorkie with an upset stomach. He has thrown up a

Customer Question
I have a yorkie with...
I have a yorkie with an upset stomach. He has thrown up a little and gone poop. He keeps on going out side to pee. His tummy is tight. Do you have any ideas to help relieve him
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
10/8/2015
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 21,663
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
Verified

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has he been showing signs?

What is he bringing up in his vomit?

Can he keep any water down?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

Is that tight belly tender or painful for him?

Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, stones, socks, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He has been having symptoms for a couple of hours. He just throws up some grass he ate. His gum are fine. He seem to keep water down. His belly is tight and but does not seem to be painful. we do not think he has eating anything strange
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Not sure if that went thru
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi again,

It has, I am just typing out my reply.

Speak to you again shortly,

Dr. B.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Ok, now if we have a tense belly, we do need to tread with care. It is possible to see all of these signs related to bacterial or viral gastroenteritis, but we can also see this with pancreatitis, harmful ingestions (which I am glad to see is less likely for Beau) and when we have underlying issues causing gut compression (ie enlarged organs, masses, etc). So, we do have a few concerns here.

Now if he can keep water down, I would note that there are some supportive care steps we can try at home to ease that nausea for him. To start, if he hasn’t just vomited (since otherwise we’d need to rest his stomach for a few hours first), then you can consider treating him with an antacid. Common OTC pet safe options would be:

* Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid)
*Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac)

* Tagamet (More Info/Dose Here @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/cimetidine-hcl-tagamet)
Whichever you choose, we’d give this 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption. Of course, do double check with your vet if he has any known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. Just to note, if we found his nausea too severe to keep this down, then that is usually a red flag that we need to bypass his mouth with injectable anti-vomiting medication from his vet.

Once that has had time to absorb and if he is more settled afterwards, then we can start him on a light/easily digestible diet. Examples you can use are cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, or scrambled eggs (made with water and not milk).There are also OTC vet diets that can be used (ie Hill’s I/D or Royal Canin’ss ensitivity) too. The aim of these diets is that they will be better tolerated/absorbed by the compromised gut. Therefore, it should get more nutrients in and result in less GI upset. As long as improvement is being seen, I usually advise continuing this until the signs are settled, and then weaning him slowly back to his normal diet.

Overall, we do have a number of concerns for signs of this nature in a dog Beau's age. Since he hasn't likely eaten something harmful, we'd want to use the above to soothe his nausea and see if we can get him eating. Of course, if that tummy doesn't relax or we cannot get him settled by morning, then we'd want to have a check with his vet. They can pinpoint which issue is triggering his signs but also administer anti-nausea medication +/- antibiotics by injection to get him settled and back to normal as quickly as possible.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Dr. B.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need as this is how I am credited for assisting you today. Thank you! : )

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The dose of the antiacid will be on the links or would you recommend a dose?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Dosing is weight based and the links do provide the range for you to calculate based on his weight.

All the best,

Dr. B.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need as this is how I am credited for assisting you today. Thank you! : )

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

**Please remember to rate my answer when you are satisfied as this is how I am credited for assisting you today. IF you have any lingering questions or concerns, please stop and reply to me via the REPLY or CONTINUE CONVERSATION button withthe issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek. Thank you. :)

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. B. Your Own Question
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 21,663
21,663 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.

Dr. B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
She has an upset stomach and is pacing. Gracie, she s 4. She
she ate drywall today. She vomited earlier, food and drywall particles… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
664 satisfied customers
He has an upset stomach he drinks but wont eat what can I do
he has an upset stomach he drinks but wont eat what can I do for him … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My dog has an upset stomach and is vomiting. She digs up
she digs up stuff from the ground in the front yard … read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
My dog has a very upset stomach they gave her metronidazole.
Hello, My dog has a very upset stomach they gave her metronidazole. However, after taking her to the vet two days ago, where they obtained a stool sample, (one side) of her bottom is very red and swol… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My chihuahua has a upset stomach what can I give him.
My chihuahua has a upset stomach what can I give him … read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
9 satisfied customers
My dog appears to have an upset stomach. This morning around
Hi! My dog appears to have an upset stomach. This morning around 7 am, he started to make retching noises and small amounts of clear foam was coming up. It is coming and going. Also, his stomach is ma… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
664 satisfied customers
She's having term digestive problems. Upset stomach in the
She's having long term digestive problems. Upset stomach in the morning, refuses to eat, throws up sometimes, had mucousy bloody stools. Treated her with Worm X, and hae had blood, urine tests and ult… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
He has an upset stomach - is eatingsome of his food mixing
He has an upset stomach - is eatingsome of his food mixing it with his dry food, grass which is normal for him but doesn"t want his food, I cook his food mixing it with his dry dog food, It's a combin… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My puppy has an upset stomach and it feels ripped. Atlas.
Hi, my puppy has an upset stomach and it feels ripped … read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
230 satisfied customers
Hes had an upset stomach and been eating grass the last
hes had an upset stomach and been eating grass the last couple of days … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
How to cure my poodle's upset stomach. Threw up yesterday
How to cure my poodle's upset stomach. Threw up yesterday and now this morning. He is only 10 lbs and I am worried. Brenda … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,315 satisfied customers
Poor pooch (schnauzer) has had upset stomach diarrhea for
Poor pooch (schnauzer) has had upset stomach diarrhea for about 4 days and all I have is pepmo bismol and wondering if it's safe and how much to give. She is about 12-15# … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,315 satisfied customers
My 9 year old Rottie seems to have an upset stomach,
Hi my 9 year old Rottie seems to have an upset stomach, frequent trips to poop soft stools with traces of blood and has vomited once just now. Has been on an anti inflammatory for a joint problem for … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My dog seems to keep having an upset stomach a couple weeks
Hi, my dog seems to keep having an upset stomach a couple weeks or so. It started about 2 months ago after his rabies & distemper shots. We also changed his food at the same time & thought it was a lo… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
21,663 satisfied customers
Dog seems to have an upset stomach, vomited last night and
Dog seems to have an upset stomach, vomited last night and keeps stretching back putting butt in the air and dragging herself. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
21,663 satisfied customers
He's had an upset stomach for a few days. He will be all
He's had an upset stomach for a few days . He will be all hyper for a couple hours then out of nowhere he throws up. He's a year and a half old . … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
21,663 satisfied customers
Our dog seems to be showing symptoms of an upset stomach or
Our dog seems to be showing symptoms of an upset stomach or constipation. No vomiting at this time. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
21,663 satisfied customers
My dog has an upset stomach he actually gets them pretty
Hi there! my dog has an upset stomach he actually gets them pretty often and I don't know what I can do to make him feel better … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x