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Second opinion] I HAVE A...
Second opinion] I HAVE A 11 LB KING CHARLES FEMALE.. 2 YEARS OLD. SHE HAS BEEN VOMITING AND DIARRHEA SINCE FRIDAY NIGHT. WHAT CAN I GIVE HER
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: DOG
JA: OK. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: I DON'T KNOW
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: LUCIE
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about LUCIE?
Customer: SHE IS HEALTHY, FEEL LIKE SHE GOT AHOLD OF SOMETHING. BUT STILL NOT EATING. STILL VOMITING AND DIARRHEA SINCE FRIDAY NIGHT
Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I am so sorry to hear your dog is vomiting. First, please remove the water. If there is continued actively vomiting we want to minimize anything orally to stop the nausea and abdominal cramping resulting in vomiting. I know the thought is your pet needs to drink to maintain hydration but if there is actively vomiting even water there is risk of becoming more dehydrated with water intake.

If there is no improvement then please consider having your dog seen by a veterinarian sooner rather than later. They can give injectable medications to bypass the intestinal tract and hopefully get the nausea under control

1- Keep indoors to avoid eating grass/ leaves for 6-8 hours from last vomiting episode

2- Offer a small amount of water (1-2 teaspoons hourly) for a few hours

3- Start Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours OR prilosec (omeprazole) 0.5 mg/ pound daily for the next 3 days with the second administration of water (crushed if needed)

4-If no vomiting, offer small amount of white rice and boiled boneless or ground chicken or ground beef. For example, one teaspoon hourly for a few hours then slowly start to increase the amount while reducing the frequency. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

5- If vomiting continues after doing the above or she is still not interested in food, I would encourage having your family veterinarian perform an examination to determine the next step to getting Lucie comfortable and what exactly the underlying cause is.

Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.

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