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My dog vomited his dinner and now has vomited bile. I am

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My dog vomited his dinner and now has vomited bile. I am sure his stomach is empty should I fees him something
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

1- How many hours since the last time he vomited?

2- How much does he weigh?

3- Did he get into anything?

4- Any pre existing medical conditions?

5- Any other symptoms?

6- Breed?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
1. about 1 hr ago
2. 20 lbs
3. no
4. no
5. miniature schnauzer
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The add ons arenot acceptable
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 months ago.

Friend, vomiting 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 pancreatitis, gastritis, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. In any case of vomiting, the first thing to do is give the stomach time to rest. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/2 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 8-12 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 8-12 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 him on this diet for several days then wean him into his regular diet.

4- If he continues to vomit after doing the above he will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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Dr. Peter