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Throwing up mucus pink foul fishy smelling. she is in heat

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and was eating grass earlier JA...
throwing up mucus pink foul fishy smelling. she is in heat and was eating grass earlier
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: she was outside today. she is lethargic hangs her head, does notwanat to come to me (very unusal)
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Sadie & 10 mos border collie mix. I have limited to no money on hand
JA: How old is Sadie?
Customer: 10 months first heat
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sadie?
Customer: her nose is still wet and cold, not shivering. I tried pressing lightly on her stomach for pain but she did not whimper. I was watching her in the backyard all day and at first she was playful then she was laying down. I just thought she was sunning. I have been keeping her inside because she is in heat. Thought she could use the break
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

The pink tinged vomit could certainly indicate bloody vomiting and we'd want to be sure she does not have an underlying condition like intestinal parasites or parvo.

I can give you some steps to take at home to help your companion’s stomach feel better. It often helps to give something to calm the stomach and a bland diet with higher fiber. This can help to reduce the instance of nausea/vomiting, avoid or treat changes in the stool, etc. If you do not see a marked improvement from your pet or you see worsening of symptoms, they absolutely must be examined by a veterinarian.

The first step is to administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.

2 hours following a dose of famotidine, the time needed for the medication to begin working, you can offer a bland diet. To make this, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. To avoid more nausea, start with small amounts to begin with and offer the amount every 2-4 hours. A few teaspoons to start is typically sufficient and you can work your way up every 2-4 hours in incremental increases until you’re sure no vomiting will be seen. If your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. Work up to feeding exclusively until at least 3 days following the resolution of the GI upset. After this, work on slowly switching back to the regular food that your companion typically eats.

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion doing?

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