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Our dog is drinking excessive amounts of water and won't…

Our dog is drinking...

Our dog is drinking excessive amounts of water and won't eat. He also just threw up all over the place

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

Not to our knowledge!

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

Oscar and he is 10

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

Nope. He is otherwise usually very healthy

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So sorry to hear that your dog is showing these symptoms.

There are a wide variety of causes of increased water intake in dogs and a first morning urine sample evaluation (collected in a tupperware container, refrigerated if more than an hour old), examination, and bloodwork is warranted to determine the origin or these symptoms. Sooner with the symptoms resulting in vomiting which can lead to dehydration if we are not aggressive about getting answers for Oscar

Differentials for the symptoms include a urinary tract infection (even without overt signs of blood in urine), kidney disease, bladder stones/ crystals, liver issues, endocrine disease such as Cushing's, diabetes. Once diagnostics are done hopefully an answer as far as cause can be determined and appropriate therapy can be initiated but gathering more information is the key to getting treatment and hopefully your dog feeling better swiftly.

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know if I can be of any further assistance today!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Since it is the weekend and we won't be able to get him to a vet until Monday, is there anything we can do for him in the meantime?

First, please remove the water. If there is continued actively vomiting we want to minimize anything orally to stop the nausea and abdominal cramping resulting in vomiting. 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 veterinary er sooner rather than later. They can give injectable medications to bypass the intestinal tract and hopefully get the nausea under control

1- Keep indoors to avoid eating grass/ leaves for 6-8 hours from last vomiting episode

2- Offer a small amount of water (1-2 teaspoons hourly) for a few 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 Oscar comfortable and what exactly the underlying cause is.

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.

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

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How much of each medicine should we give him?

It is based on weight so you can give me his weight to calculate but I did include how much per pound for you as well if you prefer

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
he weighs 15lbs

Pepcid 10 mg 1/2 tablet or Prilosec 20 mg 1/2 tablet...

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
okay. thank you so much

You are very welcome, I truly hope your beloved friend is feeling better soon
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