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Our Portuguese Podengo Pequeno has vomited about 3 times

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Our Portuguese Podengo Pequeno has vomited about 3 times this week. We've seen an internist here in Denver, and we changed his food, but it's starting up again with the vomiting.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the Portuguese unknown-word unknown-word eat anything unusual?
Customer: No--same small treats today, and his Natural Balance Lamb wet food today, as usual.
JA: What is the Portuguese unknown-word unknown-word's name and age?
Customer: Rival--5 year old male.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the Portuguese unknown-word unknown-word?
Customer: The breed is a Portuguese Podengo. He's a hound, but looks like a Terrier--small--12 pounds.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

Has Rival shown any signs of diarrhea? Has he had any deworming treatment recently?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi . . . he has not had diarrhea. I gave him his Heartgard last month. He has vomited throughout his life (with us--3 1/2 yrs.)
We've taken him to an internist who changed his diet from chicken to lamb for the last year. He's just started to vomit more frequently in the past couple of weeks.

He may have a sensitive digestive system, and inflammation to the lining of his stomach may build up over time. In these situations 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 12lb dog I would recommend a dose of ~10mg 2-3 times daily.
You should be seeing an improvement over a few days. At that point, you can start to re-introduce his normal food.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you so much Dr. Rawling. Really appreciate it.