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Small bred 10 lb dog ate two cherry pits. Been throwing up

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Small bred 10 lb dog ate two cherry pits. Been throwing up bile but not the pits. Any suggestions on how to handle?

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

1- How long has it been since she ate the pits?

2- Is she lethargic?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
About an hour and a half ago.2. Yes lethargic. She has thrown up five times so far. Mostly bile that we can tell.Now it looks like we found another cherry pit so we are thinking it's only one that she ate now.

1- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Looks kinda pink. We have her some chicken broth and she drank some up.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Friend, the main concern is that the cherry pit can become obstructed. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 3-4 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 3-4 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep her on this diet for several days then wean her into her regular diet. Make sure you check her stool to see if she passes the pit.

4- If she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If she continues vomiting during fasting, lethargic, not willing to eat, pale gums, etc. have her checked by ER veterinarian.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you. We have some Pepcid ac here

You're welcome. :)

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