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6 year old golden retriever who has had watery diarhea and…

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6 year old golden retriever who has had watery diarhea and vomiting all day today

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 that Im aware of, the only thing I noticed was a halls cough drop that she got a hold of last night and ate

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

Amber, six years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Amber?

Six

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Amber?

No, just those two symptoms, but very bad and has got worse all day

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1- Is she lethargic?

2- How much does she weigh?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Not lethargic, hasn't wanted to stay still all day, and a lot of heavy panting earlier in the day. I had a small amount of Metronidazole 500 mg left from when she was sick with diarhea last year and gave her one of them about 3 hours ago. She also has no interest in any food, but has drank some water

1- How long has it been since last time she vomited?

2- How much does she weigh?

3- Any abdominal swelling?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
She vomited quite a bit about a half hour ago, right after she had diarrhea several times , just watery within 20 minutes. I would say she ways around 75 pounds and I don't notice any swelling
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
One other thing I remembered she did get into my french fries last night and likely ate about 15 or so

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Friend, it is possible the vomiting and diarrhea to be caused by eating french fries. Other possible causes are ingestion of a foreign body, or even part of a systemic disease, etc. to name a few causes. In any case of vomiting and diarrhea, the first thing to do is give the gastrointestinal tract time to rest. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If she continues to vomit and diarrhea after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

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