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Our dog vomited yesterdays breakfast and dinner and todays

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breakfast. JA: I'm sorry to hear...
Our dog vomited yesterdays breakfast and dinner and todays breakfast.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Maybe, but not sure - I saw him eating something outside but no cluse what is was. He is otherwise normal - not lethargic
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Luke, 8 golden and lab mix
JA: How old is Luke?
Customer: 8
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Luke?
Customer: no - we were in there last week for ear infections
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago
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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

1) Any change in food or treats? human food?
2) Any diarrhea?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No change and no diarrhea
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

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 address 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, JACustomer. I didn't hear back from you yesterday. How is your companion doing?

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