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She is throwing up foam and is wimpering, I dont think so,

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She is throwing up...

She is throwing up white foam and is wimpering

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

I dont think so

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

Yrs old

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

Hello, again, I will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How old is your dog?

2- Breed?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- Did she get into anything?

5- How much does she weigh?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
She is 8 yrs old she weighs 13 pounds.. She is a Chihuahua
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

1- How often is she vomiting?

2- Is she lethargic?

3- Any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Shes been throwing up all day...her stomach is hard
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Friend, vomiting can be caused by many different medical conditions. I will not be able to pinpoint the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing, I am sorry. But, common causes are pancreatitis, gastritis, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or even part of a systemic disease, etc. to name a few causes. To determine the exact underlying cause she will need a hands-on examination by a veterinarian, blood work and x-rays as an initial screening test. If she has been vomiting all day I would try to get her in to see a vet as soon as you can. In the meantime, in any case of vomiting the first thing to do is give the stomach time to rest. 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 8-12 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 8-12 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 a veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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 10 months ago
Hi,

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

Dr. Peter
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