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My 9 year old Boston Terrier won’t eat and couldn’t poop…

My 9 year old...

My 9 year old Boston Terrier won’t eat and couldn’t poop yesterday. Threw up yellowish clear vomit. Not normal for him to be so inactive either.

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

Took him to a dog park so I don’t really know

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Bubba and age 9

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

He is loosing some of his teeth

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Does Bubba eat any non food items such as bones, rawhides, toys, paper, etc?

When was the last bowel movement and was it normal?

When did he last eat?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Gave him a rib bone Friday night but he buried it. Last BM was normal Sat and he last ate Sat night. Drinking lots of water tho. Sleeping a lot but restless all day yesterday. He seemed more comfortable last night. He tries to poop but nothing comes out.

I would worry about the bone in case you notice that he stops eating, begins to vomit more, has diarrhea and lethargy a bit longer then there may be a blockage from the bone.

Sometimes these bones make them ill, depending on where it came from. What I might try for now is giving a little bit of pure canned pumpkin to help push things along, maybe a teaspoon or two.

For stomach upset you can give Pepcid AC and I will put a link below on dosing and information.

Try giving him a break from normal food for the day but just give the pumpkin AM and PM.

If there is no change in a day or two it would be wise to make an appointment with your vet.

Pepcid http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you, ***** ***** try all of the above. I feel better knowing he had a more peaceful night than he did yesterday. I will continue to watch him and do as above answer.

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