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Our dog has been...

Our dog has been throwing up this white liquid for a couple of days. No foam. What could it be?

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

Not that I'm aware of. We also have a cat. Not sure if dog was eating kitty Litter??

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

Bella

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bella?

She still plays with cat, I took food away for today thinking it might have been the food.

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- How old is Bella?

2- Any pre existing medical conditions?

3- How much does she weigh?

4- Is she coughing/hacking?

5- How long has she been off food?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
She is 3, no pre-existing issues, she's about 7 pounds, no coughing/hacking, off food one day only.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No, that's ok.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

1- To make sure I got this right, she has not been fed today, correct?

2- How long since the last time she vomited?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
She has not had food, last time she vomited about 3 hours ago. Thought she was going to about 10 min ago but nothing came out.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

1- Is she drinking?

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

1- Is she drinking more than usual?

2- Is she lethargic?

3- Any other symptoms?

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

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Her gums look pale (with a little pink), not drinking more than usual. What do you mean lethargic?? She seems sad..(what my kids said)
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
She does seem like she just wants to sleep.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Lethargic means without energy.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Not as much energy as she usually has.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Can you take her rectal temperature?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'm sorry. I don't have a thermometer.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Could she be extra tired because she hasn't eaten??
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

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

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

I believe she may be lethargic (extra tired) because she does not feel well. The big question is: What is making her vomit? This can be caused by many different medical conditions. Common causes are ingestion of a foreign body, infections, kidney or liver disease, etc. to name a few causes. Unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home, I am sorry. In this case, Bella will need a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian, x-rays, and blood work as an initial screening test. Treatment will be based on exam and test results. Strongly recommend having her checked in the morning. If cost is a concerned I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost. In the meantime, 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 on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination in the morning.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service. See you again soon!

Dr. Peter

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

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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