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My dog not sleeping at night and has diarrhea, Bella and she…

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My dog not sleeping...

My dog not sleeping at night and has diarrhea

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Bella and she is 4 years old German sharphard

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

Vomit a few times and has diarrhea

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago

Have there been any changes to the diet? New food, including a change of flavors or protein source within the same brand? New treats? Bones? Has any human food been fed? Torn up toys or trash? Stressful changes to the environment?

What is she doing instead of sleeping?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
New Bone only
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
i paid 5 dollars to get redirected to pay more ?
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago

It sounds like you may have received an offer for a call. The website controls this, not the expert. I do not see what you see on your end. If you have received such a popup, it's for convenience of the customer and not compulsory.

What is she doing instead of sleeping?

What type of bone is this?

When did the vomiting and diarrhea begin?

Is she eating and drinking well still?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Start our sleeping then gets up pacing
Raw hide bone
Vomiting two days again and diarrhea yesterday and todayYes she as been eating and drinking
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Did u get it
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago

I would go forward with removing the rawhide bone under suspicion that it may be the cause of the vomiting and diarrhea. It would be worthwhile to have her examined and treated, but I can also give you some steps to take at home to help your companion’s stomach feel better. However, if you do not see a marked improvement from your pet or you see worsening of symptoms, they absolutely must be examined by a veterinarian.

It often helps to give medication to calm the stomach and a bland diet with higher fiber a few hours later once the medication has been given time to work. This can help to reduce the instance of nausea/vomiting, reduce pain and cramping in the GI tract to allow her to rest at night, avoid or address changes in the stool, help to move ingested items through the GI tract, etc.

The first step is to administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. This should help with GI symptoms. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful. If your companion is avoiding taking medication, you will likely need to using a pilling technique like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P6NfbxeLX0 (this video is of a dog as it shows the finer details of how to complete the action, this method can be used in dogs, cats and other mammals needing oral medications).

2 hours following a dose of famotidine, the time needed for the medication to begin working, you can offer a bland diet. To make this, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. To avoid nausea, start with small amounts to begin with and offer the amount every 2-4 hours. A few teaspoons to start is typically sufficient and you can work your way up every 2-4 hours in incremental increases until you’re sure no vomiting will be seen. If your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. Work up to feeding exclusively until at least 3 days following the resolution of symptoms. After this, work on slowly switching back to the regular food that your companion typically eats over 10 days. My recommendation is a 10% switch every day. Day 1: 10% new food, 90% old food; Day 2: 20% new food, 80% old food; Day 3: 30% new food, 70% old food, etc. This slow switch process should minimize any risk of GI upset from changing food.

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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago

Checking in. How is Bella today?

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