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My cav King sicked up these bean type things creamy yellowish

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Hi ,my cav King sicked up these bean type things creamy yellowish in colour which concerned me.any idea should I be worried .
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I am sorry that you have been waiting for a response, but your requested expert isn't online which delayed your question coming up on the list for all to answer. I would like to help if you are still interested in an opinion. I am sorry to hear that your pup vomited creamy/yellow "beans" and I understand your concern. It's hard to know how worried to be without knowing what these were, if there are more remaining in his stomach and how he is feeling now.If this is something he just ate while outside and promptly vomited them back up, feeling great and behaving normally otherwise then I would be much less concerned.But if he vomited these up a while ago and is feeling horrible (lethargic, continuing to vomit, no appetite) then I am much more concerned. Is it possible that he was fed something he should not have had or got into the garbage or ate some plant seeds out doors?Your description could match macadamia nuts, which are mildly toxic for dogs. The most common symptoms of toxicity include weakness and inability to walk, especially in the hind legs. Other signs include vomiting, staggering, depression, tremors and an increased body temperature (hyperthermia).There is no antidote for macadamia nut toxicity. In most cases dogs recover on their own with no treatment within 24 to 48 hours. Just keep him away from stairs so if weakness develops he doesn't fall.If he did eat macadamia nuts and shows signs of hyperthermia (high body temperature) or severe tremors then you may wish to take him to a veterinarian for supportive care. Otherwise if he is still normal in 24 hours I would not expect him to develop any symptoms at all.Your description could also match white beans, or navy beans, which are nontoxic for dogs but if he ate a bunch or they had been outside rotting in someone's garbage that can lead to food poisoning symptoms.Is he an otherwise healthy fellow, or does he have any long term health issues? Dogs with chronic health issues we tend to be more cautious with. If he seems like he isn't himself otherwise perhaps take he and the vomit (in a sealed plastic bag) to his veterinarian for an examination. But if he is an otherwise healthy fellow, vomited up this material and has seemed himself for hours afterwards then a wait, watch close and see approach seems reasonable.To try and settle his stomach today if he still seems a bit nauseous and you have these available you can give either:1) Pepcid-ac (famotidine) at a dose of one 10mg tablet per 9 to 20 kilos of body weight every 12 hours.OR2) Prilosec (omeprazole) at a dose of one half of a 20mg tablet per 9 to 20 kilos of body weight every 24 hours.These will reduce stomach acid and should help settle his stomach. They can be given for a few days if need be. Then feed a homemade bland, soft diet of 1/3 boiled, lean hamburger or boiled, white, skinless chicken, all fats and juices drained off the meat and 2/3 boiled white rice. Add warm water or low salt broth to make it very soupy and soft. Also add 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin, (not pie filling, just pumpkin), to each meal for fiber to help push any remaining the pieces through.If he starts vomiting again, has a tense painful belly or refuses to eat or runs a fever (more than 103F rectally) then that can signify a blockage or more serious irritation and burns and he should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 1 year ago.
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