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He has cancer and...

He has cancer and was put on 20 mil. prednisdone twicw a day , was doing great for the first two days , eating again etc, , he threw up in the middle of the night and he is drooling very badly , i am not sure if i should give him the dose this morning or not , his vet is closed today

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

No

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

Kody

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

Other than he has cancer , he is being treated with the steriod to reduce the calcium in his blood

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

1- Is he on any other medication besides Prednisone?

2- How much does he weigh?

3- How many hours since the last time he vomited?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no other meds,he weighs 79lbs , last time he vomited was 5 hours ago but he is drooling really bad
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

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

Friend, do not give him the Prednisone until the vomiting and drooling have stopped. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give Pepto Bismol. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg every 12 hours. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 2-3 hours. Then, offer him a small amount of water. If no vomiting after 1/2 hour feed him a small amount of a bland diet of rice with boiled boneless chicken or ground beef. Keep him on this diet for the next few days.

3- Once the drooling has stopped and he is able to keep the food down re-start the prednisone. Give the prednisone with food always.

4- Phone your vet in the morning and discuss with your vet about starting him on another medication called Carafate while on Prednisone; this will help avoid the gastrointestinal effects of vomiting.

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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