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Ate two sticks of butter about 0800 this morning. Just vomited

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Darby age 8 golden retriever 75 pounds

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

My primary concern with this ingestion is risk of pancreatitis with the ingestion of the fat in the butter. CLICK HERE for more information on pancreatitis in dogs and symptoms to be monitoring for

First, please remove the water. If there is actively vomiting we want to minimize anything orally to stop the nausea and abdominal cramping resulting in vomiting but also to allow the pancreas to rest and recover. 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 with this history. They can give injectable medications to bypass the intestinal tract and hopefully get the nausea under control but also if this is pancreatitis bloodwork will confirm this and iv therapy will be required to get your pet feeling better and home again more comfortable

1- Keep indoors to avoid eating grass/ leaves for 6-8 hours from last vomiting episode but if you are able to get out and walk it can help with the nausea and abdominal cramping associated with the ingestion

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 Darby comfortable

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.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 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 and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Good afternoon, I wanted to check in on Darby to see how she was feeling today and if my suggestions helped get her comfortable? I would love an update when you are able

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

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