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He ate about 1/3 loaf of cinnamon raisin bread on Sunday. We…

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He ate about 1/3 loaf of cinnamon raisin bread on Sunday. We have two dogs so I think it was between the two of them. He has had 2-3 emesis today, but the last one was around 2 pm. He is having loose diarrhea, but not uncontrolled

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?

His name is ***** ***** is a black lab, he weighs about 63 pounds

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Bob?

He's 4 as of October

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

He has a good appetite, he's peeing and drinking and eating normally

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I need to recommend, due to the vomiting, that Bob gets his kidney values checked either tonight if you can or first thing tomorrow morning as raisins can cause kidney damage in some dogs and the first symptoms you will see is nausea as the kidney enzymes become elevated in the bloodstream.

If you are unable to get him to a veterinarian tonight then go first thing tomorrow morning and for tonight, we can try some oral Pepsid and a dose of loperamide to slow the stools down. So with his weight being 63 pounds, his Pepsid dose is 30 mg.

He can also have 2mg of loperamide ( over the counter anti-diarrheal) every 12 hours

Vomiting and diarrhea after eating raisins can also indicate that his pancreas is becoming inflamed ( those are the first major symptoms dogs will experience commonly with pancreatitis).

Both kidney damage and pancreatitis require medical intervention to resolve the issue and sometimes, unfortunately, even that is not enough.

The reason I am recommending that you get him seen tonight to get lab work done is that these conditions worsen with time and become more expensive to treat and often the patient requires more treatment to get the issue resolved.

I would also recommend feeding a very bland diet of boiled chicken and rice for now because this will help settle his stomach and with the low-fat content will allow his pancreas to rest.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Good luck with Bob I hope he is going to be ok. Let me know how he does.

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

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