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Hello again,When a dog suddenly starts to gag and compulsively lick everything it can get a hold of then in my experience it usually means that the dog is feeling nauseous and you will perhaps have a bout of vomiting and / or diarrhoea on the way. But of course this sort of thing is always a gamble so if you want to be 100% sure you are doing the right thing you should have a vet check Olive over without delay. That said that there are a number of home remedies which some owners use in this sort of situation while waiting for their vet's appointment. These work well for uncomplicated cases where for example a dog has eaten something she should not have out in the yard, or had some unaccustomed rich foodstuff, or has a minor tummy bug.Here are some examples :1. I am aware that some owners use Pepcid to treat their dogs with gastro-enteritis and report success. Here is a link to a web page which has all the information you might need including dose rates : LINK2. Some owners try and control the situation with diet alone before they try anything else. This is logical and often works, the basis of this is to give the intestinal tract a complete rest and then bring it back slowly to function, resting the alimentary tract is the critical factor. It would go something like this ...A. Starve her for 24 hours but make sure she has access to water.B. The next day feed her four or five small light meals in the day. These meals should be the likes of chicken, fish, scrambled egg etc. with a little rice.C. If she picks up on this diet gradually reintroduce her normal diet over the next few days.3. Live yogurt added to the food can often help. Some gastro-enteritis situations are caused by an imbalance in the bacteria in your dog's gut. Live yogurt is full of " good " bacteria and will seed them into your dog's intestinal tract and restore the balance. You do not need to give much, a teaspoon twice a day is fine for smaller breeds ranging up to two tablespoons twice a day for larger dogs.Of course if any of the above does not quickly start to work or if she deteriorates further in any way you should have your vet check her over just to be on the safe side. But in any case I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if Olive's condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.Regards,Dr ScottPlease be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.
Just trying to view the video, thanks.
For your size of dog around 0.5 mg per pound of bodyweight should be OK, this works out as say 10 mg given twice a day orally.
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Sorry, cannot view the video, not playing this end. Not a bad idea to take her out and see what she does, just keep an eye on her in every way.
Well see how she is tomorrow morning, if she appears a lot better then you could try her with a small amount of chicken and rice and see how it goes.
Hopefully this is just stomach upset and nausea but with bloat you would be seeing a discernible and continuing distension of the stomach, if you think this may be happening then get herr to an ER vet very quickly, however bloat is quite rare but upset stomachs of various sorts are very common in the dog.
I should be about online for a while yet so you can always get back to me if anything changes ...
Could be the reason ...
But keep a good eye on her.
Sorry for the late reply, I am in a different time zone to you and have just logged on first thing this morning ...
How is she doing at the moment, still hacking ?
Brilliant! Good result ...