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I have an 8 yr old pitbull. She has been diagnosed with dog…

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I have an 8...

I have an 8 yr old pitbull

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

She has been diagnosed with dog hive she was given two shots, one 3 days ago and is taking cephalexin 500 and temaril all the sudden tonight she started vomiting she was lazier than normal today, but still was excited to see us

Veterinarian's Assistant: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

She has vomited brown liquid about 4/5 times in the last 2 hours

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

Bella

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

She's about 56 lbs

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

What was she actually diagnosed with? Dog's don't get HIV. Cats can get FIV, but dogs don't have a version of it. I'm just trying to wrap my head around her diagnosis to see if I can help out.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
hives / allergic reaction
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Oh hives- got it.

I would continue some anti-histamines to help with any nausea or continued hypersensitivity signs. You can give Benadryl- 75 mg every 6-8 hours and Pepcid (Famotidine)- 10 mg every 12 hours. I would do both for another 2-3 days. That should resolve the signs.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
why would it cause vomiting
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Allergic and hypersensitivity reactions will often times cause vomiting +/- diarrhea. The shock organ in the dog is the gut, so we often times see these reactions cause GI signs.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,

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

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