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My dog has thrown up 4 times in the last 6 hours. Her normal…

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My dog has thrown...

My dog has thrown up 4 times in the last 6 hours

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

Her normal dog food today but I do recall last night I did drop some spicy peanuts and she my have eaten a couple

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

Bella and she’s 1 1/2 years old

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

Oh she went to the Veterinarian for her secound treatment of heartwarms

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to learn Bella is vomiting. 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 much does she weigh?

2- Breed?

3- Is she lethargic?

4- What is the vomit?

5- Any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
60 pounds
Mix husky and German Sheppard
?
The first 3 was food the 4th one was watery
No
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Lethargy means without energy.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. No need to accept the phone call request. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She is still pretty energetic it hasn’t slowed her down
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 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, etc. to name a few causes. I doubt this is related to a couple of peanuts she ate last night. 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 1.5 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- If she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If she becomes lethargic, continues to vomit when fasting, pale gums, abdominal swelling, etc. I would have her checked by ER veterinarian.

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 it is how I get compensated. See you again soon!

Dr. Peter

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