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Have A 1.5 year old 18 lb rat terrier. She has thrown up her

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Have A 1.5 year old 18 lb rat terrier. She has thrown up her dinner and is shaking like she is cold. Stool a bit earlier was very soft
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 10 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Please allow a few minutes for me to read your responses and for me to respond back.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 10 months ago.

I am sorry to hear Tula is not feeling well.

I will need a little bit more information to better help you today.

Has she eaten anything she shouldn't have such as grass, toys, clothing, people food, etc?

Any recent change in diet or any new medications given recently?

What came up the vomiting and was there any blood or pink tinge to the vomit?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No nothing has changed, nothing eaten but her food. I do not see anything in food or coloring.
Was happy and playful all day as usual. Eyes are not read, color on gums good. doesn't feel warm on ears or stomach.
Nose is cold
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 10 months ago.

I see.

Any diarrhea?

Does she seem painful if you press on her belly?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no belly pain, earlier today a bit soft/runny and this evening (not liquid like)
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 10 months ago.

her signs are very nonspecific. They could be due to an upset stomach, stress, foreign object ingestion, dietary indiscretion, pancreatitis, tumors, etc. We just don't know enough yet at this point.

Your options are to monitor at home: give a bland diet of boiled chicken and white rice for the next 24 hours. You can also give a 10mg famotidine (pepcid AC) tablet every 12 hours. If there is no improvement, then you move to the other option which is heading to the vet for an exam and treatment/medical workup. You could alternatively head to the vet now, but if she is doing well otherwise it would not be wrong to wait.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 10 months ago.

You are very welcome.

It is likely this is just an upset stomach and she needs a little time.

I wish you the best. Have a great day!

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. G. replied 10 months ago.
Hi Patti,

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

Dr. G.

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