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My 4 years old standard poodle will not eat days, no

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my 4 years old standard poodle will not eat for two days, no accidents, loud growling stomach- should I give him Pepto or take him to emergency room- he is not panting, I had his stomach stapled when he was about a year old to keep stomach from twisting- he is trying to eat grass when he is outside?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.


Yes, I believe this is worth the ER trip. Why?

He is continuing to exhibit symptoms of stomach distress, and it has now persisted for 2 days. We just don't know if this is due to bad stomach distress (gastritis), some dietary indiscretion that has made him ill, or even something foreign ingested.

You can give him a tablet of Pepcid A.C. antacid, regular or maximum strength. I would not give pepto since it could constipate him.

Pepcid A.C. is very commonly recommend in dogs and cats for upset stomach, but he needs better care. A 4 year old Standard Poople should not be exhibiting stomach distress over this duration, so I vote for the vet visit today!

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Possible testing might include some abdominal x-rays, even if he is not vomiting, and/or a basic blood test just for an overall health check. Wish I could do more. You tried a good bland diet, but if not even willing to eat that food, you know its worth the vet trip.

Dr Andy