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My 8 month old dog is constantly vommiting and the inside of

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Hi my 8 month old dog is constantly vommiting and the inside of his ears are red.I gave him water after it looked like it came all up now he's just vommiting water he won't sleep in his bed and just wants to sleep under me can you help me please
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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 has he been showing signs?

What allergy tablet did you give? What dose and what is his weight? Why was this given?

Can he keep any water down at all?

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

If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

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

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It's been going on for 4 hours now I gave him a piece of a child's Benadryl not even a whole half.He is about 80 pounds I gave it to him i figured he had a bad reaction to something and he's barely keeping the water down. The gums look normal and no discomfort in the belly area
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Just a lot of noise from his belly
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Thank you,

Now that is a low dose thankfully, but we don't want to give anymore Benadryl since it can cause GI upset itself and doesn't treat it at all. So, that is best avoided. Instead, if we are trying reduce nausea and that upset we can hear, we'd want to use 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 a known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. And I would note that if you give this and he cannot keep it down due to nausea that is usually a red flag that we need to bypass his mouth with injectable anti-vomiting medication from his vet.

If he can keep that down and is steadier on his stomach, you 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).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, his signs could be related to something he has been exposed to but we can also see these signs due to GI infections, pancreatitis, and dietary indiscretions. Red ears that aren't swollen just fit with his blood pressure being up with all this vomiting. Therefore, we’d want to start supportive care to settle his stomach. If he cannot keep that or water down at any point, appears dehydrated already, or doesn’t respond to the above within 8-12 hours (since he is young); then we'd want to get his vet involved. They can assess his hydration, rule out fever, make sure there is nothing in his stomach that shouldn't be there or any sinister viruses present. Depending on their findings, his vet can treat him with injectable anti-vomiting medication +/- antibiotics to settle his stomach, and get him back feeling like himself.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you so much very helpful
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

You are very welcome,

Take care & have a great day,

Dr. B.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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