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My dog keeps throwing up dark. I gave her a new snack

My dog keeps throwing...

My dog keeps throwing up dark brown

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

I gave her a new snack yesterday. but prior to this shes been smelling really bad from her backside even after I've showered

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

Lucy and shes about 10

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

Not really. ive seen her throw up yellow but thats from her not wanting to eat until my husband is home or when more company is over. she also doesnt have her rabbies vaccine yet

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
okay thank you

1- Any pre existing medical conditions?

2- Is she lethargic?

3- How much does she weigh?

4- How many hours since the last time she vomited?

5- Any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
1 no preexisting conditions. 2. not more than usual. and she weighs about 25-35 pounds.
4. She last vomited around 3pm today
5. and no just those symptoms and her smelling bad from her rear has been for the past month almost.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. No need to accept the phone call request. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
ok thank you

Friend, the odor from her back end is likely coming from her anal glands; she needs to have the glands expressed. This can be done by your groomer, vet. tech or veterinarian. Once the glands are cleaned out the smell will go away.

As far as the vomiting this can be caused by many different medical conditions. I will not be able to pinpoint the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing, I am sorry. But, common causes are a simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, or even part of a systemic disease, etc. to name a few causes. In any case of vomiting the first thing to do is give the stomach 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) 10mg 1/2 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 her on this diet for several days then wean her into her regular diet.

4- If she continues to vomit 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.

Dr. Peter

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
okay thank you so much. i really appreciate it! i will do everything you suggested

You're welcome. :)

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