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My dog is vomiting up a deep yellow flem and has had

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My dog is vomiting up a deep yellow flem and has had diarrhea for four days.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Im not sure but he has been around children and they may have slipped him something
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Giovanni
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Giovanni?
Customer: He has been acting fine otherwise
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Customer: He is now lying down behind the door where its dark
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-2ggpt01r- replied 1 year ago.

If Giovanni is still eating, drinking and has normal energy, he can likely wait until tomorrow to be evaluated by your family vet. If he continues to vomit, won't eat, is acting lethargic or starts having blood or mucus in his diarrhea, he should be seen by an emergency veterinarian today. If you are not able to afford a trip to the vet, please let me know how much he weighs and I will tell you some things that you can try at home in the hopes that he doesn't get any sicker - Dr. C

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Dr C. He weighs 14 pounds and one thing i als notice is that he seems to be breathing a little fast
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-2ggpt01r- replied 1 year ago.

Many dogs tend to pant when they have diarrhea- I think it's most likely due to discomfort and a sense or urgency to get outside before they make a mess. If he seems to be in respiratory distress though, he needs to be seen buy an ER vet ASAP.

You can try the following:

1. loperamide 2 mg by mouth every 12 hour for 5 days

2. Pepcid A 5 mg by mouth every 12 hours for 5 days

3. probiotic once daily (or 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt once daily)

4. bland diet of plain boiled chicken and white rice for 3 days, with a gradual transition to regular food over the next 2 days

5. pedialyte to drink as well as water to try to keep him hydrated and keep his electrolytes normal

Hope this helps, but if he is not showing signs of improvement in the next 12-24 hours, he needs to be seen by a vet

- Dr. C

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks much
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-2ggpt01r- replied 1 year ago.

You're most welcome! - Dr. C

Expert:  JACUSTOMER-2ggpt01r- replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?