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Experience:  Associate Veterinarian at Animal Emergency Hospital
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For the past 2 weeks, my pug has had some noticeable hot

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For the past 2 weeks, my pug has had some noticeable hot spots. Now she has vomited 4 times in the past 24 hrs. No change in food, or related items.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: not that i am aware of. She still seems to be eating and drinking normally. Her vomit appears to be gastric fluid, not food in it.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Maya
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maya?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Katie. I hope to be able to help you.

Expert:  Katie replied 9 months ago.

Is she on any medications or have any ointment/creams applied to her skin?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no medication and the only thing i did was put some OTC hot spots ointment on her leg and a few spots on her belly
Expert:  Katie replied 9 months ago.

Sometimes when pets lick ointment it can cause GI upset and vomiting. What ingredients were in the ointment?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Not sure, I am at work. She hasnt had any applied in the past 24 hrs.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Should I keep her NPO? How long, Rice?
I believe the rash and vomiting are related.
Expert:  Katie replied 9 months ago.

I wouldn't be surprised if the rash and vomiting were related. Sometimes the discomfort and licking the wounds can cause vomiting. I would hold off on applying anymore ointment in the meantime and place her in a cone (e-collar) to prevent her from licking the hot spots.

You can NPO her for 4-6 hours and if no vomiting, feed small amounts of rice and boiled chicken/hamburger.

Expert:  Katie replied 9 months ago.

If she doesn't vomit, you can slowly feed her more over the next 24-48 hours and transition her back to her regular diet.

Expert:  Katie replied 9 months ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No. thank you.
Expert:  Katie replied 9 months ago.

I hope Maya is feeling better soon!

When you have a moment, a rating would be much appreciated! Thank you!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Very good
Expert:  Katie replied 9 months ago.

Thank you!

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Expert:  Katie replied 8 months ago.

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