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Buddy is 18 years old and quit eating all foods 48 hours…

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Buddy is 18 years...

Buddy is 18 years old and quit eating all foods 48 hours ago. He has had some diarrhea and threw up once yesterday.

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

The last time he ate was a few leftovers from a brazial restaurant. It could have been spicey

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 11 months ago

It sounds like he has signs of gastro-enteritis. It could well be due to the spicy food. I would advise feeding a light diet for the next few days - plain boiled chicken and rice, a little scrambled egg, plain white fish or light cottage cheese. This can help take the strain off an irritated stomach and help things settle down.
Giving ranitidine (zantac) 2-3 times daily as an antacid approximately 1 hour before his meals can help things settle down too.
It should be available over the counter at most pharmacies. For a 100lb dog I would recommend a dose of ~100mg 2-3 times daily.
You should be seeing an improvement over the next few days. At that point, you can start to re-introduce his normal food.

If his appetite is not improving, he shows further vomiting or if he develops any further signs, I would recommend having him checked over by your vet, to ensure there are no other problems here as he is an older dog.

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