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I have an 18 week old puppy that started throwing up last…

I have an 18...

I have an 18 week old puppy that started throwing up last night and won't eat or drink

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

I think she may have eaten some of a sock. I caught her chewing on one and there was a piece missing I rescued from her moth. But I can't be sure she hadn't eaten more before that.

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

Snap. She's a chihuahua mix

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

No she's been a very healthy dog

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3/17/2018
Dr. Schmidt
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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. I am sorry you are going through this with your pet. I can make a few recommendations of things you can try at home to help with vomiting. If these don't work, I would strongly urge you to take your pet to the vet for an xray tomorrow.

You can give Pepcid (0.25 mg/lb) every 12 hours for the next few days. It is an antacid that can help decrease the acidity in the stomach and help with vomiting. I would feed boiled chicken and white rice for the next few days. It is a bland diet that can help with GI upset. You can also syringe feed some Pedialyte to help with hydration. You can also give some canned food or chicken baby food to help with appetite if the chicken and rice isn't doing the job. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't live in a city with a 24 hour pharmacy near by and do not have pepcid on hand. Can I give pepto bismol as an alternative? If so how much?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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I would not give Pepto Bismol because it can actually cause some GI ulceration in younger puppies. Do you have tums by any chance?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No I only have children's pepto. I guess I'll have to make the drive to the pharmacy. Thank you for your quick responses and help. My vet is in the hospital with pneumonia so I couldn't ask him today and tonight is when she started refusing water which I knew was not good.

Poor thing, yes I would just wait until the morning for the Pepcid. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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