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Veterinarian's Assistant: What sort of animal are we talking about?

AproximTely 8 year old pug has runny stool since late last night, just vomited 3x. I won't say he's lethargic. As he's 33 lbs when last checked

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the pug?

Eats. Costco blue brand lamb and rice mixed with royal cabin gastrointestinal low fat vet diarte and 1/4 cup beniful wet 2x/day trying to get his weight down. Got him december

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I am so sorry to hear your dog is vomiting with loose stools. 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 veterinarian 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 or the royal canin gi low fat formula alternatively. 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 him 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 today

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'm thanks. That's pretty much what I've been doing
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'm deaf so no thank you

I can opt out to allow another expert to assist you if you like? This is the standard treatment for vomiting and diarrhea without an examination and injectable medications available

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I know. We had a cocker spaniel 11 years old we put down in January. She had a growth on her kidney

Hopefully my suggestions will help you through the weekend until your veterinarian opens tomorrow and it gives you an idea of when this becomes an emergency

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks though. I'll see how he progresses today. Can't find a vet open today

Good luck to you both, I hope he is feeling better soon

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