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Our 20 month old English Cocker puppy vomited 4 Times after…

Our 20 month old...

Our 20 month old English Cocker puppy vomited 4 Times after we gave her a bath and dried her off. We cleaned her up and now she’s curled up in her kennel. I’m a little bit worried.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the puppy eat anything unusual?

Not that we saw or know of. She likes to eat grass and chew on mulch though. Everything she threw up looked like her food and water. Nothing unusual.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?

I don’t think so. She’s never done this before.

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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years. I would like to assist you.

Could she have gotten any water in her ears?

Was she very excited during the bath?

Could she have eaten a non food item?

What type of diet is she on?

What is her weight?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
We put some cotton balls in prior to the bath, but they did fall out. I suppose it’s possible some water got in her ears somehow, but not directly.She wasn’t excited, but she’s not a fan of baths. Everything about the bath seemed fine.Nothing in her vomit looked odd. She’ll eat grass and we constantly catch her chewing on mulch, but she doesn’t swallow it, as far as we’re aware.She only eats a puppy Wellness Core food and water. Nothing else that we’ve seen or allowed.She weighs 17.5 lbs.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Do I have to call in or am I waiting?

Thank you! I suspect this was just a gastrointestinal upset. May have stressed over the bath, if not used to them. We will fast for the next 12 hours . we can give some Pepcid AC to keep the stomach settled if yu give me her weight. After the 12 hours we can put her on a bland diet for a few days to allow her stomach to rest. The bland diet will consist of one part skinless chicken breast to 3 parts white rice all boiled. Feed in small increments during the day. for two or three days to allso the stomach to rest. Then you can start gradually wean back onto the normal diet.

Joan

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Can she drink water as needed?

The Pepcid AC we use is 10 mg, and is does at .25 mg per pound of body weight. Under 20 pounds we give 1/4 20-40 one half and over 40 one whole tablet every 12-24 hours as needed.

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She can have water in small increments. drinking too much can cause the vomiting to start all over again. You can even add some Pedialyte to the water or give some clear chicken broth no onion or garlic.

Joan

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Awesome. Thanks.

You are very welcome! Please do not forget to rate my service before leaving tonight.

Joan

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