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Jason Vance | 8 years ago
Hi, My 5 Year Old Labrador Has Been Vomiting For The Past Three Months Off…

Hi, my 5 year old labrador has been vomiting for the past three months off and on about 2-4 times a week, is there anything i can do to help calm her stomach?

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
8 years ago

Hello Jason, I’m sorry to hear about your dogs vomiting, but unfortunately there are a whole host of reasons that might be causing the vomiting. Until it is determined which reason is causing the vomiting it is difficult to give you advice on how to treat it. For instance the vomiting can be caused by stress or medication induced gastric ulcers. This would be treated by reducing or eliminating the stress or medication and prescribing gastro-protectants. Or even resting the stomach by admitting the patient to the vet hospital and putting them on i.v. fluids. If the vomiting is due… Read more »

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Tara | 8 years ago
I Have A Male Poodle That I’ve Had For Yr&1/2 But He Will Soon Be…

I have a male poodle that I’ve had for yr&1/2 but he will soon be 3 in Feb. he has vomiting episodes which sometimes there are 2-3 days in between them,the color has been clear fluid w/yellow but the last 2times it’s looked like canned dog food, his food has been the same thing since I’ve had em which Purina Little Bites w/a little water. he was neutered in May of this yr. so could these be acid reflux episodes or something else?

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Kristen Vance (@umcpfreck)
8 years ago

Hi Tara,There are many reasons for chronic vomiting in dogs. Has this occurred from the time you got him or just started recently? Does he ever eat trash or toys/objects? Vomiting is a common clinical sign in small animals. Although vomiting is a protective mechanism developed to remove ingested noxious substances, it also is associated with many other conditions. A few of those diseases include disorders of the gastrointestinal system, other abdominal conditions, systemic or metabolic disease, and drug toxicity. This certainly could be a gastric reflux symptom as well. Has any bloodwork been done? Bloodwork and x rays would… Read more »

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Patty | 8 years ago
My Dog Ate A Small Jade Plant At Least An Hour And A Half Ago…

My dog ate a small jade plant at least an hour and A half ago, and isn’t acting abnormally. 2 year old spayed female English Springer spaniel, 45 pounds. She ate dinner an hour ago. Should I try to induce vomiting or just monitor her?

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
8 years ago

Hello Patty, Jade plants are toxic to dogs (and cats), and if you believe that your dog has ingested some I would recommend you either call the ASPCA Pet Poisin helpline or go to your veterinarian immediately. Without knowing how much was ingested or when, it is very hard to recommend anything. Vomiting should only be induced if the toxin was ingested within the last hour. After this time much of the plant has been broken down and passed out of the stomach. Signs of ingestion are lethargy, vomiting, and changes in behavior. Seek immediate veterinary attention if you notice… Read more »

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kayla | 8 years ago
Hi My Puppy Is 3 Months Old (silver Lab) , Since I Have Had…

Hi my puppy is 3 months old (silver Lab) , since I have had him he has had diarrhea, then started with the blood, I took him to the vet and they gave him Metronidazole, that stopped the problem untill the medication was over then it started back up, this time with blood diarrhea and vomiting. It was late at night when I got worried he was not being his normal self, I took him to the emergency, the did xrays and said he had a sandy sustenance in his lower intestine, they diagnosed him with Giardina, gave up more medication of the Metron and a white liquid, after the meds were over the Diarrhea and blood started again, the vet gave me more Metron, we are now into day 2 of being done with the meds and the diarrhea has returned with the blood, I dont know what else to do, Ive read about a med called panacur, will that help, what is wrong with my puppy?

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8 years ago

Kayla, I have no advice for you, just keep up your diligence and get a second opinion if the vet you’ve chosen isn’t finding a solution.
Please know that all of us here are thinking about you and your sweet pup. Please keep us updated!

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Jean Butler | 8 years ago
Our Maltese Has A Collapsed Trachea. Up To Now We Have Managed Via Medications…

Our maltese has a collapsed trachea. Up to now we have managed via medications, but something happened to him. Now it is very hard for him to breathe, and it seems like he is getting very little oxygen. He no longer wants to walk, and has actually collapsed and fallen over. We have seen him have like a mini-collapse, followed by some leg shaking and then urinating and then vomiting. He is currently in a oxygen tent being "revived", but we need to determine if surgery is the right next step, or if there are other alternatives we have not yet tried. He is 9, but so cute and loveable! What do you recommend? And what can you tell us about the surgery success vs. risk?

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
8 years ago

Hello, I have never had one client regret doing the surgey. Their pets could finally breathe. And they were finally happy, calm and comfortable. The patients wake up feeling so much better. That surgery is like a miracle. It, like all surgeries has potential risks and is not cheap, as it is usually done by a boarded surgeon at a referral practice. Your surgeon will discuss all aspects of surgery with you. There are not any other alternatives to resolve this particular disease. I would always recommend surgery. The alternative is euthanasia. And this disease progresses to eventual suffocation or… Read more »

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krissy palmer | 8 years ago
My Dog Is Lethargic And Isolated With Loss Is Appetite And He Was Throwing Up…

My dog is lethargic and isolated with loss is appetite and he was throwing up clear liquids for three days its been 2 data since no vomit he only drinks water. Very slow to move

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
8 years ago

Hello Krissy,

It sounds like your dog might be very seriously ill. You should head immediately to the nearest veterinary hospital or veterinary emergency hospital.

Waiting any further will likely harm your pet further and worsen his illness. The sooner, and the more proactive you are, the more likely you are to have a good outcome.

I wish you both the best, and a healthy recovery.,.

Sincerely,
Krista

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Owner Jarrettsville Veterinary Center
Jarrettsville, MD
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Colleen Vrankin | 9 years ago
We Have A 7 Year Old German Shepard With Perianal Fistulas. He Has Been…

We have a 7 year old German Shepard with perianal fistulas. He has been on this course of prednisone for 2 weeks, started at 30 mg per day and after one week and much improvement in the anal area we reduced the dose to 20 mg per day. Yesterday he started vomiting and today he has not had anything to eat or drink. He is still vomiting, just slime coming up. I am assuming that the medicine did not stay down yesterday and he would not take it today. He is also very lethargic today. He has been taking 20 mg of pepcid and 1 g carafate with food prior to taking the prednisone. Every other time he has been on prednisone getting him to eat has not been a problem. Not sure what to do this time to get him to eat so that he can take the meds.

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
8 years ago

Hello, I think that you are Jarrettsville clients so I jumped in to answer. My advice would be to stop the prednisone and don’t try to force it. And then get back to see us tomorrow. Because I am not positive that you are a JVC client I will warn you that the vomiting may indicate gastric ulcers. These are painful and can be causing bleeding into the stomach. The Pepcid and carafate were prescribed to try to prevent this, but the longer your pet is on prednisone the more likely we are to see the potential side effects of… Read more »

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TiffanyB | 9 years ago
My Dog Was Spayed Today, Surgery Went "well" I Was Told. Since I’ve Had…

My dog was spayed today, surgery went "well" I was told. Since I’ve had her home, she hasn’t slept, is restless, and has continuously been shaking. She is moving ok, and gone to the bathroom ok- not limping or hunched. No whining or crying. I specifically asked for pain meds for her. I was given 5 eyedroppers, to begin one per day starting tomorrow. She has had no vomiting, diarrhea, or any other warning signs I was to watch out for. I was thinking that the shaking and restlessness were due to aftereffects of anesthesia, but saw it could be a sign of pain after I googled it since it’s been going on for 6 hours. Not sure what I should do….not sure it’s urgent enough for the emergency hospital but certainly don’t want her to be in pain! ugh!

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
8 years ago

Hello, Thanks for the question and for using Pawbly.. This is a difficut question to answer without seeing your pet. The restlessness, and shaking could be from the anesthesia, or pain, or discomfort, but unfortunately they could be because of other more serious issues. Post operatively we assess basic vitals, Like temperature, respiratory rate, and breathing. Because a spay is an intra-abdominal surgery there are also possibilities of bleeding, abdominal trauma, pain, etc. If she is not calm and comfortable then your best and safest option is to have someone look at her. The only way to distinguish post op… Read more »

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Rob Schafer | 9 years ago
Marley Update. Marley Ate A Good Amount Of The New Food Today. An Hour Later…

Marley Update. Marley ate a good amount of the new food today. An hour later, he vomitted up the food along with the skewer from last night. He swallowed the skewer whole. He is acting normal. I hope this will be the end of his problems. I will update again if the vomitting continues.

Rob Schafer

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
8 years ago

Hello,

I am so glad to hear that Marley is feeling better.

I am also so relieved to hear that the skewer is no longer in his belly.

I hope that he continues to act normally and I would keep him on the food for a few more days.

Don’t hesitate to call if anything changes.

Once again, I am so happy that skewer isn’t in him anymore!

Best of Luck,
Krista

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Owner Jarrettsville Veterinary Center
Jarrettsville, MD
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Brenda | 9 years ago
Hi, My Daughter Just Got A Puppy From A Shelter. She Is 5 Months…

Hi, my daughter just got a puppy from a shelter. She is 5 months old. She keeps wanting to outside to eat grass. Earlier today she got sick two times in the car. She also got sick in the car when she was bringing her home. Will eating the grass hurt her or will it help her to vomit?

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Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
8 years ago

Hello Brenda, Thanks for your question. There are a few things to discuss. I would like to know how long you have had your puppy, and if she has been to the vet yet? I would also like to know if she has had a fecal check, she might need more than one? I always worry about intestinal worms with puppies, especially if they are vomiting or having diarrhea. (I tell my clients that "most puppies come with worms, it is very common, and worms come with the puppy package. So expect them, check for them, and treat for them.").… Read more »