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Our 12yr poodle has been vomiting a yellowish foam mucus. No…

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Our 12yr poodle has...

Our 12yr poodle has been vomiting a yellowish foam mucus

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

No he hasn't been eating well at all

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

Rusty

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

No, he's a good boy, we just had his shots, and we are treating for ear mites

Submitted: 26 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 26 days ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

1- How often is he vomiting?

2- How much does he weigh?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

5- Any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
today twice, yesterday one that I know about and he has been off his food 3/4 days now weighs 28 lbs he is a indoor dog fenced yard
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

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

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 26 days ago

Friend, vomiting can be caused by many different medical conditions. I will not be able to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing, I am sorry. But, common causes are a simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, or even part of a systemic disease, etc. to name a few causes. The fact that Rusty is an older dog it is important to rule out a systemic disease like liver or kidney disease, etc. In this case, Rusty needs to be seen by a veterinarian for a hands-on examination, blood work and urinalysis as an initial screening test. Treatment will be based on exam and test results In the meantime, this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start him 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 his 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- Follow up with 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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