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25 lb australian shepard while...
25 lb australian shepard while traveling to a much warmer climate has not been eating much and has deminished energy. Lives in a much cooler, damp area. Has thrown up whatever he eats. Just lays down quietly. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Veterinary
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Veterinarian: Dr. Jenn, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Hi there

Unfortunately, because your baby continues to vomit he really should be seen by a vet-as he will need o be started on medications-injectable to stop the vomiting. Stress, ANY new food/treats or diet changes , ingesting part of a toy/bone could also cause this. The sooner he is seen the better before this progresses-as the more he vomits the more dehydrated he becomes. In the meantime you can try giving pepcid ac 10mg (if he is not on other medications) Give 1 tablet by mouth , you can repeat in 8-12 hours as needed. I would also give NO food or water for 12 hours-Then after the fast start back with small amounts of water and bland boiled chicken and rice, Good luck Dr. Jenn

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
This information is not as helpful as we had hoped. We are traveling and do not have access to our vet. This was a trial question and really do not want to pay. I am sorry, but not this time.
Veterinarian: Dr. Jenn, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
fyi-any dog that can not keep food down and continues to vomit-will need to be seen by a vet to start injectable medications as nothing should be given by mouth for 12-24 hours. Good luck
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