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My dog has bloody diareha and has vomited twice in the last…

My dog has bloody...

My dog has bloody diareha and has vomited twice in the last hour. he did not act like he was feeling bad an hour ago, but this came on suddenly

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

Not that I am aware of

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

Jake he is 8 a chihuhu/dachshund mix

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

He has had issues with Pancreatitus in the past but his most recent vet visit 3 months ago was fine

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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 GI upset. Common causes are ingestion of a foreign body, ulcers, infections, or even part of a systemic disease, etc. to name a few causes. Unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home to pinpoint the exact underlying cause. I would recommend a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian and x-rays as an initial screening test. In the meantime, this is what you can do:

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 also start him on some Metamucil 1 capsule on the food twice a day to help firm up his stool. I would feed boiled chicken and white rice for the next few days. It is a bland diet that can help when they are having 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 appetizing. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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