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MyJA: I'll do all I can to help. Can...

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25 May 2022

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JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the dog's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: My do has not eaten in days she drinks water and a little while late vomited it up
JA: A lack of appetite can seem worrying. Does the dog also seem more tired than usual?
Customer: Yes
JA: Does the dog seem to be in any pain?
Customer: No
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: She was born Dec3 2009 her name is boo
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: About 2 weeks ago she didn't want to eat but only for a couple of days I thought she my have been in heat
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25 May 2022

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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

Hi there, this is Dr. Fray I am sorry to hear Boo isn’t feeling well. I am a general practice vet and am happy to be able to help you today! Please know that it is normal for there to be a few minutes sometimes between replies as the messages move through our system.

Legally, I cannot make a diagnosis or prescribe medications without an exam, but I can make my best recommendations based on the information you are able to provide.

25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

Has you seen her defecating? Is she able to poop and is it pretty normal?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Not seen any sign of poop in the backyard I have been looking everyday since this started
25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

Is she one that eats a lot of stuff that she shouldn't? Like chews toys or bedding or anything?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Is their something I my have that I can give her
25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
No
25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

You can try a dose of Pepcid AC to help with the nausea, but with her not even being able to keep water down, she is at a really high risk of dehydration and continued decline. I would suggest a vet visit with her as soon as you can get her in. How much does she weigh?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
I am to upset to talk on tHe phone
25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

Just ignore those call requests, they are not coming from me. How much does she weigh?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
About 17 lbs.
25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

I would her ONE 10 mg tab of the Pepcid and I would give that dry, so just open her mouth, put it to the back of her throat and then hold her mouth shut until she swallows. I would then wait at least an hour before trying to get her to drink anything. I would try just some chicken broth (no garlic or onions) with just a small bit of cooked white rice in it and see if she is able to keep that down with the Pepcid on board. Has she had any diet changes or human food or anything like that before this vomiting started?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Usually only dog food But occasionally some sliced turkey or ham from the store
25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

But nothing that preceeded this episode that you can think of? Does she have any underlying health issues?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
None as long as I have had her and I got her when she was a puppy
25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

Okay, well I would try the Pepcid tonight and see if that helps, but if she is still vomiting in the morning I would get her into her regular vet for an exam and some blood work.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Is it possible that she is Bound up
25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Her stomach seems like it is full but it won't come out
25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

Yes, that is possible, but it is hard to know if she is just constipated or if she has something more serious going on like an intestinal obstruction. It is also really hard to treat a constipation if she is vomiting, there is not a lot we can do at home in a case like this if they can't keep fluids or medications down.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Will anything else but pepcid work
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

Pepcid would be the best. What stomach medications do you have on hand?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Tums
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

You can give her 1000 mg.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
I can go to the store and get pepcid
25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

The pepcid would be more effective and it is a smaller pill so is more likely to stay down too.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Thank you for the advice. She is like a child to me and I know she is getting old but it will be very difficult to lose her
25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

Well the good thing is, if this is just constipation, that can be treated, so it would definitely be worth getting her evaluated in person.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
If this doesn't work I will take her to the vet
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421
Associate Veterinarian

Yes, that is a good plan, I would say if he is not back to 100% by morning definitely get him in.

25 May 2022
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25 May 2022
EmilyF421
EmilyF421

Sorry, that should have said she and her! My brain thinks slower than my fingers type sometimes.

EmilyF421
EmilyF421
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