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She has diarrhea and is throwing upJA:...

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2 Apr 2020

She has diarrhea and is throwing up
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Teacup Yorky
JA: Does the vomit look liquidy or foamy? Is there food in it?
Customer: Liquidy with food
JA: Could she have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: No she hasn't ate anything
JA: And what's the Yorkie's name and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she's about nine
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Bella?
Customer: Not that I'm awareCustomer: Chat is completed
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2 Apr 2020

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Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply ASAP.

2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter

1- How much does she weigh?

2- Did she get into anything?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
1 About 5lbs
2 no
3 no
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter

Any other symptoms?

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
None alittle dehydrated
2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
Fur a little dull
2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
Her color is good
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter

Vomiting and diarrhea can be caused by many different medical conditions. Unfortunately, it will not be possible for me to pinpoint the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing, I am sorry. But, common causes are simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. In any case of vomiting, the first thing to do is give the stomach time to rest. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/8th of a tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 4-6 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 4-6 hours give her a small amount of water. Wait for a half-hour, if no vomiting she can continue to have water. Leave her without food for 12 hours then feed her a small amount of rice (50%) with boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- If she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by a veterinarian for a hands-on examination.

Please reply if you have additional questions.

Dr. Peter

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
She hasn't eaten hardly anything for at least 3 days
2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
What she does eat she throws up
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter

It is important that you fast her for a bit and start her on Pepcid or she will continue to vomit. You need to control the vomiting or she will not absorb the water or nutrients and continue to lose electrolytes in the vomit. In fact, if this has been ongoing for 3 days I would have her checked by a veterinarian for supportive care while the vet runs some testing to pinpoint the exact underlying cause. In the meantime, follow the above recommendations.

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
Okay thank you very much
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter

You're welcome. :)

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