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Dog has diarrhea and has been vomiting for two days. He will drink water and his nose is wet and cold. He ate two

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He has diarrhea and...

He has diarrhea and has been vomiting for two days. He will drink water and his nose is wet and cold.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

He ate two cherries without pits. He loves to play with them and then started eating them.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the pit's name?

Xander

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Xander?

He is a one year oldl 5 1/2 pound Yorkie

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

1- Is he lethargic?

2- Any other symptoms?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Friend, vomiting, and diarrhea can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing, I am sorry. But, common causes are dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or even part of a systemic disease, etc. to name a few causes. If this has been ongoing for 2 days I would have him checked by a veterinarian for a hands-on examination. In addition, he may need supportive care like IV fluids. In the meantime, this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/8th of a tablet every 12 hours. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 4-6 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 4-6 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, he can continue to have water, but, leave him without food for 8-12 hours. Then, offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep him on this diet for several days then wean him into his regular diet.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If cost is a concerned I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

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

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