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Question:My dog has been throwing up for the past few days. He has been living with me since July 5 2016. He has never had this issue until December 9 2016. He threw up some trash but I figured it was normal. Now this week he throws up grass and just today he threw up his food. He's an all black Rottweiler Lab mix.
Answer:BEst to have proper vet exam, blood work and possibly x rays for proper diagnosis and treatment plan as lots of possibilities. You could try pepcid AC at dose of one half mg per pound twice daily and bland diet until you can see vet for workup
Question:Our Cat (indoor, 14 Years Old) Has Been Throwing Up More Frequently For About A Month. We Thought It May Have Been His Switch To Clumping Litter, But After Switching Back To Non-clumping He Is Still Vomiting. He Does Not Vomit Every Day, But We Have Noticed He Isn't Eating Or Drinking Water As Frequently. His Behavior Otherwise Has Been Completely Normal. after Throwing Up A Couple Times Today, He Just Vomited A Pink Liquid That Had A Tiny Speck Of Red And Some Unchewed Food In It. I Was Just Wondering If This Could Be A Result Of Him Not Chewing His Food Enough And If Switching Him To An All Soft Food Diet Would Be Beneficial? Or If This Would Be Something More Serious? He Tends To Barely Chew His Food And Just Swallow It A Lot Of The Time.
Answer:Given Chronic Vomiting, Needs Full Veterinary Workup And Evaluation For Diagnosis For Me To Offer Treatment Suggestions. I Would Just Not Change His Diet At This Point, As Problem Has Been Going On For Month. At This Age, Lots Of Possibilities. Also Consider Pepcid Ac At Dose Of 5 Mg Once Daily Until Vet Assessment
Question:Hi, my Fiancé And I Adopted A 10 Month Old Pitbull/terrier 08-29-16. She Had Only Been In The Shelter A Few Days When We Got Her. She Was Spayed And Vaccinated Through The Shelter The Week We Picked Her Up About 4 Days After Her Adoption. We've Had Her 3 Days And She Has Now Developed A Odd Cough Almost As If She Is Trying To Vomit But She Won't Completely Cough Up. When She Does Cough She Makes A Gurgling Noise. Her Nose Is Runny, But All Fluids Are Clear. She Seems A Bit Warm. Also She Sleeps A Lot And Is Up During The Night. But When We Walk Her She Seems Fine Other Than The Weird Noise If She Try To Bark Or After She's Been Lying Down For Awhile. She Drinks Water And Eats Her Food. I'm Not Sure What To Do. shes Taking Deworming Meds Right Now.i Just Want To Know If She Has A Virus Or Something Lodged In Her Throat?
Answer:Sounds Like She Likely Has Kennel Cough Complex, Which Is Due To A Combination Of Viruses And/or Bacteria. Best To Take To Vet For Exam And Evaluation And Possibly Antibiotics. Kennel Cough Often Sounds Like Choking.
Question:My Dachshund Has Been Sick All Day Today He Has Vomited A Few Times Today In The Vomit Was Bone Fragments I Think He Ate Some Bones From Our Family Bbq. He's Been Feeling Bad All Day What Is Going On With Him??
Answer:Hard To Say As He Could Have Simply Irritative Gastritis(inflammation Of Stomach) From Ingesting Bone Fragments, Or He Could Have Something More Serious Like Pancreatitis Or A Blockage. He Needs Vet Exam And Evaluation If Signs Persist Or Worsen. You Can Try Pepcid Ac At Dose Of One Half Mg Per Pound Twice Daily Until You Can Have Vet Evaluation
Question:I've Fed Purina Puppy Chow Healthymorselsi For The Past 10+ Years To All My Puppies, Approximately 10-12 Litters Per Year Without Any Problems. I Noticed One Litter Had Looser Stools A Few Weeks Ago, Starting At 3 Weeks Of Age, Shortly After I Introduced Them To Solid Food, Moistened With Water. I Took A Stool Sample Into The Vet To Have Tested. They Found No Signs Of Bacteria, Coccidiosis, Worms, Etc. I Gave Them Metronidazole And Yogurt, But The Stools Remained Soft. Since It Hasn't Improved, I Planned To Switch Their Food This Weekend. They Are Now 6 Weeks Old. Today However, The Other 2 Litters That Are Only 4 And 5 Days Younger, All Began Vomiting Within A Few Hours After Eating Their Evening Meal. I'm Wondering If It Could Possibly Be The Puppy Food. I Opened A New Bag Today And Think It May Have Made Them Sick. Strange Thing Is, The Oldest Pups Didn't Vomit, Just Both Litters Of The Younger Pups, All 25 Of Them Constantly Within A 3 Hour Period! I Have Never Seen Anything Like It. They Are Not Lethargic Or Act Like They Feel Bad. They All Try To Eat The Vomit Before I Get To It To Clean It Up. They Are Active...playing And Fighting Like Usual. They Are Not Running Fevers. I Plan To Take A Couple Pups Into See My Vet In The Morning As Soon As They Open And Notify Purina. Your Thoughts.
Answer:Could Very Well Be A Bad Bag Of Dog Food Or Reaction To It. I Think Vet Exam And Evaluation Is Suggested. Consider Feeding Bland Home Cooked White Meat Turkey And Sweet Potato Diet For A Few Days 50-50 Mixture Until Gi Signs Settle Down. You Can Also Consider Pepcid Ac At Dose Of One Half Mg Per Pound Twice Daily, Which Is Harmless Antacid. Also Consider Adding Probiotic To Meals Such As Fortiflora From 1800petmeds, As Well As Naturevet Enzymes. I Also Like Fast Balance As Well From 1800petmeds
Question:My Three Month Old English Bulldog Start Vomiting This Morning Around Nine And Has Continued To Vomit Off And On. First It Was Foamy So I Gave Her Some Powerade. It's Now Clear Because Of The Powerade. She Has No Energy And Is Not Eating.
Answer:Best To Have Vet Check And Workup, As Could Be Parasite, Virus, And/or Foreign Body
Question:I Have A 2 1/2 Year Old Catahoula Leopard Lab Mix Who Has Been Vomiting For Just Short Of The Past 2 Months. It Began When My Family Was Away On Vacation He Stayed With A Sitter And Towards The End Got Sick And Started Throwing Up Everything He Ate. We Have Tried Everything We Put Him On A Bland Chicken And White Rice Diet Which Will Keep Him From Vomiting For A Few Days But When He Has Anything Other Then That He Throws Up Everything In His Stomach And Has Even Thrown Up The Rice And Chicken Before. We Have Been To An Animal Hospital And Also Seen Our Vet And Had Blood Work And X-rays Basically The Whole Nine Done But No One Can Seem To Diagnose What The Problem Is. His Attitude Seems To Be Different, Seems That He Is More Fatigued And Often Lethargic. We Are Very Unsure Of What To Do At This Point And Really Need Some Expert Advice On This Problem. What Should We Do After We Feel That We Have Tried Everything?
Answer:He Needs Gi Workup Now More Than Blood Work. He Needs Likely Ultrasound And/or Scoping Of Gi Tract For Proper Diagnosis And Treatment. Also Ask If He Has Been Tested For Pancreatitis, Etc
Question:My 10 Month Old Border Collie Ate The Rust Off The Bottom Of The Grill 2 Days Ago, And Started To Vomit Last Night. He Has Had No Appetite, And Has Had No Energy And Looks Sad. He Just Started Throwing Up Blood A Couple Hours Ago. I've Given Him Rice, And He Was Able To Keep That Down, Also Have Given Him Ice Chips. I Need To Know If There Is Anything I Can Do To Help Him, Because My Vet Does Not Open Until The Morning, And There Is No Emergency Vet Around Me.
Answer:Needs Vet Recheck Asap And Proper Workup. You Can Try Pepcid Ac At Dose Of One Half Mg Per Pound Orally Twice Daily But Get To Vet Asap
Question:My Cat Has Started Vomiting Every Night Between 3 And 4 Am. This Has Happened Four Nights In A Row. The Vomit Looks Like A Tube And I Suspect A Hairball. He Seems Perfectly Normal And Will Eat Immediately After Each Episode. He Constantly Grooms Himself And To Me Seems Excessive. His Main Food Is A Specialty Food For Urinary Crystals. He Has Been On This Food For 5 Months.
Answer:You Can Try Pepcid Ac At Dose Of 5 Mg Twice Daily. If Signs Persist Or Worsen, Should Have Full Vet Workup, Including X Rays And/or Cbc/chemistry, Etc
Question:I Have A One And A Half Year Old Lab That Has Started To Vomit His Food 3-4 Hours After Eating.. Other Than That He Acts Perfectly Fine..plays And Runs Around..drinks Water..urinates But No Bowl Movements..he Just Stated To Do This A Couple Of Days Ago..he's Not Lethargic..and Is Very Playful....i'm A Little Perplexed To Say The Least..any Thoughts Would Be Great!!
Answer:Needs Vet Exam And Evaluation Including X Rays To Rule Out Foreign Body Ingestion Or Possible Blockages.
Question:My 55lb, Nine Year Old Female Golden Retriever Forced Open The Pantry Door And Found Her Way Into A Box Of Chocolate Granola Bars On Monday Night At Approximately 11pm. She Ate 29 Of Them, And 27 Of The Wrappers. Remembering A Trick That I Had Heard Years Ago, I Gave Her Hydrogen Peroxide To Induce Vomiting. She Successfully Purged A Number Of Wrappers And Chocolate Bars, But I Did Not Count Them. I Stayed Up With Her Until 2am, When She Vomited For The Last Time And Only Produced Clear Bile. She Did Not Vomit At All For The Rest Of The Evening. She Was Lethargic Tuesday Morning. When I Returned Home From Work, I Found A Small Pool Of Vomit In Her Crate, That Looked Like Dog Food, Not Granola. Whether She Vomited More Throughout The Day And Ate The Evidence, I Could Not Say. She Remained Lethargic Throughout The Evening And Would Not Eat Anything More Than A Few Bites. She Was Very Thirsty, However. And Did Drink Water. She Urinated Without Issue, But I Did Not See Her Defecate. At Approximately One Am, She Vomited More Dog Food, And At 2am, She Vomited Additional Chocolate And Wrappers. This Morning She Was Again Lethargic But Went To Urinate As Normal. Again, No Sign Of Defecation. i Recently Moved Out Of The United States To A Small West African Country With Limited Veterinary Care. I Am Concerned That She May Not Have Purged The Remainder Of The Granola/wrappers Yet, And Worry That This Will Cause Intestinal Blockage. I Also Worry About Any Ill Effects From The Hydrogen Peroxide As It Wasn¿t Until Later That I Discovered That Too Much Of It Can Have The Same Effect As Too Much Chocolate: Acute Renal Failure. because I Find Myself In A Place With Limited Care, I Am Very Worried About My Baby Girl And Am Ashamed That I Left The Chocolate Within Her Reach, And Further Terrified That I May Have Done More Harm Than Good In My Make-do Treatment Efforts. i Have Read That Soft Foods Are Important At Times Like This, And Will Attempt To Feed Her Some Rice This Evening. if All Is Well, And She¿s Just A Bit Ill, How Much Time Should I Expect To Pass Before She Recovers? Additionally, Are There Any Signs That I Should Be Looking Out For To Know That There Is A Larger Concern? Finally, In A Region With Such Limited Care, Is There Anything I Can Do Personally To Ease Her Discomfort And Aid In The Recovery?
Answer:Not Much You Can Do On This At Home. Feeding Soft Bland Foods And/or Pepcid Ac At Dose Of 1/2 Mg Per Pound Twice Daily May Help But Often Iv Fluids, Etc Are Needed At Vet And Not Something You Can Offer At Home
Question:Hello, My Dog Has Diabetes. She Has A Horrible Habit Of Eating Trash And Usually Gives Her Bloody Diarrhea For Two-three Days, But On Day Two She Ate Granola Bars From Bag.(fig Bars And A Raw Eating Bar) All Day Yesterday She Would Eat But Throw Up(not Immediately, Hour Or Two Later) And Just Randomly Like No Warning. I Went To The Store And Came Back To Loads Of Bile And The Can Food I Gave Her( She Won't Eat Rice) Thrown Up On Her Dogs Bed And Bile All Over The Floor. I've Fed Her Honey Just Incase. She's Still Walking Around Like Normal And She Still Has A Small Amount Of Liquid Blood Diarrhea. Because My Dog Often Eats Things She Shouldnt( She Knocks Stuff Over To Get To It) So I'm Trying To Avoid Another expensive Vet Bill For A Sensitive Stomach But I Wanted To See If It Could Be Because Of Her Diabetes?
Answer:Dogs With Diabetes Can Vomit For Many Reasons, Including Chronic Low Level Pancreatitis And/or Other Digestive Or Other Infections Or Inflammations. If Signs Persist Or Worsen, Full Vet Workup Is Needed.
Question:I Have A 4 Year Old Rat Terrier She Has Blood In Her Stood And She Vomiting Up White And It Some Time Clear She Been Like This For 5 Hours Or More Now Can You Give Me Any Advice On What To Do?
Answer:If Signs Persist Or Worsen Best To See Your Local Vet For Exam, Evaluation, Blood Work And X Rays. I Would Not Assume Poisoning, As Other Diseases Such As Viral Diseases, Metabolic Issues Of Liver, Pancreas, As Well As Parasites, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Etc Are All Possible. Vet Workup Will Help Sort Out And Best Treatment Plan
Question:Hello Doc. Last Night My Dog Ate The Same Soap I Used To Wash Off The Flea And Tick Medicine. I Thought She Was Just Vommiting Because She Ate Something Bad So I Gave Her Milk. Next Morning I Noticed Her Shaking, Not Eating, Weak And Just Laying Outside Not Being Her Cheerfull Self. I Saw Her Vomit And Noticed The Bar Of Soap. The Vet Is Closed Today And I Live In A Third World Country Where There Is 24 Hr Animal Hospital At My Disposal.what Should I Do? Is She Going To Die? Is She Going To Last Til The Morning Its Been Over 10 Hrs Or So. Please Help Me Her Her. Thank You
Answer:Hard To Answer Any Of This. Best To Have Vet Exam And Evaluation This Coming Saturday. Please Issue 24 Hours Appointment, Rechecks, Etc
Question:Yesterday My 8 Year Old Weimaraner Drank Water From Under The Sink That Had Lye Drain Cleaner In It. I Wasn't Aware Of This Until This Afternoon When He Vomited On The Hard Wood Floor And When Cleaning It Up I Noticed That His Vomit Was Eating Into The Floor. I Do Not At This Time Have The Money For A Veterinarian. I Am On Ssi And Get Paid At The Beginning Of The Month. The Poison Control Center Told Me To Give Him Milk Every 30 Minutes But Could Not Guarantee He Would Live. How Long Could He Be Suffering If He Does Die? Thank You For Your Time.
Answer:I Cant Answer These Questions Without Seeing Him And/or Know Exactly How Much He Ingested. Follow The Local Poison Control Recommendations. I Would Also Give Pepcid Ac At Dose Of One Half Mg Per Pound Twice Daily For Sour Stomach As Well Which Can Hurt