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Vomiting for almost 12 hours but I think he got in the trash…

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Vomiting for almost 12...

Vomiting for almost 12 hours but I think he got in the trash and ate raw chicken

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Lil Man 7 months old

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

He has had his shots and all

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 8 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 8 months ago

Is Lil Man still acting mostly normally?

Is he still wanting to eat and drink?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No he won't drink or eat
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 8 months ago

Is his belly hard to the touch, or soft?

Was there anything else in the trash he could have eaten?

Do you know if he's defecating?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What is defecating his belly is soft no nothing else in the trash
Dog Specialist: Lisa, Certified Vet Tech replied 8 months ago

Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

Because this has only been going on for a very short amount of time, and since from your answers, we can rule out things like ingestion of a toxin, intestinal obstruction due to eating something non-food, and pancreatitis from eating people food, I think we should just treat it like a case of simple digestive upset.

The gold standard for treatment of digestive upset in a dog is fasting. Generally the problem is acute (meaning it comes on quickly) and can be taken care of without much trouble.

If this were my dog, I'd fast him for 24 hours (providing he doesn't have any underlying diseases such as diabetes that require he eat every few hours). No treats, no food, nothing. You can leave a small amount of water available, but don't allow him to drink too much at one time (placing ice cubes in his bowl so that he can't gulp water will help).

After the 24 hours, I'd offer a bland diet of boiled rice and boiled hamburger (3 parts rice to 1 part burger) in VERY small amounts (perhaps 1-2 tablespoons every hour or so) for the next 24 hours. Once you start feeding the rice mixture, monitor the dog for recurring vomiting. If the problem doesn't start again, you can begin slowly mix in his kibble over the next few days until you're back to just kibble.

If the digestive upset persists for more than another day or so, or if your dog becomes lethargic, begins to have blood in the vomit, starts having diarrhea or shows other 'unusual' signs, you should have him seen by a vet, just to rule out any sort of illness or parasite infection.

I hope this helps!!

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