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Loss of appetite, vommiting and watery diarrhea. She is

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Loss of appetite, vommiting...

Loss of appetite, vommiting and watery diarrhea

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

She is always eating stuff that she shouldn't but she has never got the loss of appetite and frequent vommiting.

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

Lucy and she is little over one year old

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

She is not running a fever but the whites of her eyes are red. I recently bathed her with a new oatmeal shampoo

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I am so sorry to hear your dog is vomiting and showing signs of gi upset. First, please remove the water. If there is continued actively vomiting we want to minimize anything orally to stop the nausea and abdominal cramping resulting in vomiting. I know the thought is your pet needs to drink to maintain hydration but if there is actively vomiting even water there is risk of becoming more dehydrated with water intake.

If there is no improvement then please consider having your dog seen by a veterinarian sooner rather than later. They can give injectable medications to bypass the intestinal tract and hopefully get the nausea under control

1- Keep indoors to avoid eating grass/ leaves for 6-8 hours from last vomiting episode

2- Offer a small amount of water (1-2 teaspoons hourly) for a few hours in 6-8 hours

3- Start Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours OR prilosec (omeprazole) 0.5 mg/ pound daily for the next 3 days with the second administration of water (crushed if needed)

4-If no vomiting, offer small amount of white rice and boiled boneless or ground chicken or ground beef. For example, one tablespoon hourly for a few hours then slowly start to increase the amount while reducing the frequency. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

5- If vomiting continues after doing the above, I would encourage having your family veterinarian perform an examination to determine the next step to getting Lucy comfortable and what exactly the underlying cause is.

Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today. The whites of her eyes being red can be due to ruptured blood vessels in her sclera due to the vomiting and high pressures while vomiting or more serious related to exposure of something like rat poisoning so please make sure this is not the case for Lucy

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both, I am online another 15 minutes tonight

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I hope Lucy is feeling better this morning and my suggestions assisted in getting her comfortable last night

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
Hi,

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

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