I fed Maggie her regular meal last night (she is on the same food that her foster mom had her on) and she vomited it all up... 3 times last evening.
This morning i gave her 1/4 cup (she usually got 3/4 cup in the morning and in the evening) and she vomited it all up again. The vomit is all food and yellow liquid, and all the food is whole, not chewed.
Tried to call the vet but they are closed until Wednesday.
I realize she is probably stressed in her new home and all. Should I keep her off all food for 24 hrs and then start her on a bland diet? She also has diarrhea that the foster mom said had just started a few days earlier. It is not bloody or mucousy, just very liquid. I don't even know how I will be able to take a stool sample to the vet, as it is so watery that it cannot be picked up.
Any suggestions as to what I can do until the vet is open on Wednesday?
BTW, her food is Nutro Lamb and Rice. She is drinking normally and is not acting sick nor is she dehydrated. Her skin snaps right back on the back of her neck.
***Edited By: imsdac on 7/3/2006 12:07:29 PM*** Reason: add
Thanks guys. She is going to the vet on Wednesday no matter what, to check her overall, etc.
If she was being lethargic or vomiting up just when she drinks, I would be more inclined on taking her into an emergency vet, but I don't think it's necessary at this point. If she changes at all, I will definately go, though.
I've spoken both to her foster mom and the rescue group leader and both think that it is just a nervous stomach and to not be worried. I will, however, withhold food for 24 hrs and start her on a bland diet tomorrow. That should hold her over until she goes to the vet on Wednesday.
Pepto Bismol is very good. Thats just about all I ever use if mine need something. I would not feed for 24hrs. and then start back just alittle at a time. Something bland that would be easy on the tummy. Hope your baby feels better soon.
I would go to the petsmart and get some Nutrical. It is a gel type substance that is exrta high in calories and is formulated for sick dogs.It comes in a toothpaste type tube. You can also give immodium AD to dogs, but use the liquid and give 1/4 the child dose.Immodium works by stopping the intestines from cramping,it is a sort of relaxer. pepto works by coating the stomach. Either is ok for dogs, but be careful, sometimes less is more, as with the immodium AD
Let her stay on it for another day or so and then slowly start adding some kibble to it. If she tosses up the mix (w/kibble) try watering it down a bit then try again.
If you were going to change her brand of food that would be a good time to do it. If you want a good brand of dog food stick with one where the ingredients are at least familiar and that grains are NOT the main staple in the food.
I have been home cooking (not raw) for my dogs and the difference between dry food and home cooked is almost startling. Allergies are gone, coats are beautiful, tempermants and activity level amazing!
Glad to hear she is doing better!! Make sure she is getting plenty of water or just water down her food more (like a soup).
Glad to hear it's going well Imsdac. Monitor the color, and shape of her poop, and when it looks about right you can wean her off of it by mixing it with the rice which should keep her system binded up!
You don't want to have her on it for too long, as she will get spoiled and become more accustomed to human food.
Hey guys, quick update: Maggie is still keeping her chicken and rice down. She hasn't vomited that at all since I started giving it to her. She does, however still have the diarrhea though. The vet office opens soon, so I will call them as soon as they do. If I can't get an appointment for today, I'll try the canned pumpkin. I hope i'll be able to find it, I'm not sure if my local grocery store sells it outside of Thanksgiving time.
Yes, thanks Yorkiemalt, I will look for the canned pumpkin, not the pie mix.
Well, at least we have an appointment at the vet now, for 2:30 this afternoon. I did manage to get a stool sample although its not much. It's really hard to pick up when it's so loose like that, but they assured me that they really don't need that much for the test. It's getting better though, when I got her on Sunday it literally was like water. Now, although it's still really loose, it looks more like poop.