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My dog is just laying around has not eat anything or drank

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My dog is just laying around has not eat anything or drank any water
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has he been like this?

Any gagging, retching, lip licking or vomiting?

Is he drinking? Can he keep water down?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

Any changes to his breathing?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Has he had any diarrhea?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He ate a crayon yesterday he was like this morning I don't know if he ate anything else he has not drank any water or has not eat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No diarrhea
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

Any of those other signs I asked about if he has eaten a crayon?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I don't so
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He he woke up sick moving very slowly tails tucked under his legs has just laid around all day no food no water
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't know if he ate anything else we did have people over yesterday
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

Now the good news about crayons is that they are non-toxic. That said, they can cause stomach upset as can anything they shouldn't eat. As well, if he didn't chew it or if he ate anything else, then we have a possible blockage risk.

Now as long as he isn't uncomfortable when you press on his belly, then we can try to settle his stomach here. To start, you can try him with an antacid. Common OTC pet safe options would be:

*Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid)
*Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac)

* Tagamet (More Info/Dose Here @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/cimetidine-hcl-tagamet)
Whichever you choose, we’d give this 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption. Of course, do double check with your vet if he has a known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned.

If he can keep that down and he is steadier on his stomach afterwards, then we can try tempting him with a light/easily digestible diet. Examples you can use are cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, or scrambled eggs (made with water and not milk). There are also OTC vet diets that can be used (ie Hill’s I/D or Royal Canin’s sensitivity) too. The aim of these diets is that they will be better tolerated/absorbed by the compromised gut. Therefore, it should get more nutrients in and result in less GI upset.

Overall, we need to tread with care with Prince. Since he has eaten a crayon, we can try the above to soothe his stomach while keeping a close eye on him. If he doesn't settle has any belly pain, vomiting, or straining to pass stool; then we'd want him seen urgently to ensure we don't have a blockage that needs to be addressed for him.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He only eat about a inch of the The crayon my grandkids were over the only other thing he may have eaten is some cheddar cheese he has had problem before once he had o pancreatitis
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He weighs 8 pounds
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

If he is pancreatitis prone, that would be a concern if he has had fatty food like cheese. Still, the above supportive care I noted will help with mild pancreatitis cases (though if severe, he may need injectable anti-nausea medication, gut safe pain relief, +/- appetite stimulants from his vet). So, do use the above for him and if you were to use the Pepcid then he could have 2-4mg every 12 hours.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Debbie,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Prince. How is everything going?
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