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He is acting very dumpy, won't really eat and drinking very…

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He is acting very...

He is acting very dumpy, won't really eat and drinking very little. Last night threw up twice and was outside earlier eating grass

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

Not that I know of - he did have a little chicken after thanksgiving but not fat or skin

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

Bear and he is 10 years old and weighs 15 pounds

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

He is overweight

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

When is the last time that he vomited? Any diarrhea?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No diarrhea. Last vomit this morning around 5 am. He did have more bowel movements than normal yesterday.
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thanks

This is either acute gastritis or pancreatitis

Of course it could be other things too like metabolic disease- kidney, liver, electrolytes- or organ enlargement etc etc

But playing the odds it is likely either of the first two.

Still bright and alert? Drinking water?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
for the most part still alert. Eyes are watery and he is holding his tail down which is not him. Sleeping lots
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Drinking some water, but not lots.
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Alright here is the plan:

No food till tomorrow

Water is okay. Can also offer pedialyte or gatorade

Buy some Zantac and give 1.0 mg/kg three times a day by mouth- Antacid and pro-motility drug.

Monitor for continued vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea, blood in vomit, abdominal discomfort

IF no vomiting then start with cooked hamburger and rice tomorrow AM

IF vomiting persists then he needs to be examined and his blood/urine tested and possible xrays/ultrasound of the abdomen performed

Make sense?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thanks!
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Have a great night and happy thanksgiving to you too!
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Very welcome!

Please update me tonight at say 10:00PM

And please dont forget to rate me- That is how I get paid :)

Paul

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