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HE WILL HAVE EPISODES WHERE HE WILL NOT EAT, BECAUSE HIS TUMMY IS UPSET, THEN HE THROWS UP YELLOW BILE AND SOME TIMES SHAKES LIKE HE IS COLD. SHOULD I TAKE HIM TO THE VET?

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

NO. SINCE WE ADOPTED HIM HE HAS ALWAYS KIND OF HAD A SENSITIVE STOMACH, UNLIKE OUR OTHER DOG WHO HAS A STOMACH OF STEEL. loL

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?

KINGSTER AND HE IS ABOUT 3 TO 4 YRS OLD

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kingster?

BEFORE HE WAS RESCUED,AND THEY FOUND HIM, HE HAD BEEN OUT IN THE WOODS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS AND WAS EATING CAT FOOD AND HAD MANGE

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Sorry to hear Kingster is having this issue. We do see this problem in some dogs whose stomach is empty for an extended period of time so there are a few things to try and if there is no change please have your veterinarian evaluate him to rule out other causes

- Feed meals 12 hours apart, for example 6 am and 6 pm. If you can also feed a small snack before bed
- Famotidine (pepcid) over the counter antacid 0.25 mg/ pound twice daily. If vomiting and reduced appetite tends to be first thing in the morning then please give this primarily in the evening at bedtime with the snack
- Increase leash walks, this helps encourage gi motility, reduce nausea and cramping but also stimulates appetite

Hopefully these steps will help reduce his episodes, please log the frequency and severity of the vomiting so if you are having to see your veterinarian we have an idea of when and what these episodes are looking like

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

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