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My dog vomited about three times last night.He seemed fine

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My dog vomited about three times last night.He seemed fine this morning so I fed him and he has thrown up twice this morning and is shivering. He is 11 years old cockapoo. He is drinking a lot. Not sure what to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Especially since one other dog has this digestive disturbance, they probably ingested something odd that is causing this. The treatment for a minor digestive issue is as follows:

Fast your guy for 12-24 hrs to allow the digestive tract to calm down and heal.
Give him Pepcid AC or Famotidine at 0.5 mg per pound every 8 hrs. That can be purchased over the counter at the pharmacy.
Give only small amounts of water during the fast or ice cubes
After the fast, feed rice and boiled chicken (2/1)

If the vomiting has resolved, then wean him back onto regular food. If the vomiting persists especially during the fast, take your guy to your vet for an exam and lab work to determine the cause for this. This is extremely important since this can cause dehydration or other more serious concerns such as infection, metabolic issue or intestinal obstruction.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.

Sincerely, ***** *****

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome...I hope this helps!

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sandra,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Loretta
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is doing well now. I gave him the Pepcid AC and chicken & rice for a few days and he is back to his old self! Thanks again.
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

That is so great! Thanks for the update. Have a wonderful day!!