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My 10 year old collie/whippet cross, Tara, who has a history

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Hi My 10 year old collie/whippet cross, Tara, who has a history of colitis, has been really ill today. She has pooed normally but has vomited up bile about 5 times. She is very tired, and has been resting in a rather listless state all day, seeking attention but not much a bit like I would be if I had flu or something. She has a slight shiver on her as well a sort of tremor which has been noticed before occasionally but no one, including the vet, has been able to attribute any obvious cause to. She has a slight redness in her eye and has obviously not eaten much today. Yesterday she was driving us nuts with her cadging even more than usual. I dont think she is drinking an unusual amount, or urinating alot, nor as she had diarrhoa (although obviously with a history of colitis that has happened). Her tummy was a bit on the warm side earlier when I felt it.
I think we will take her to a vet tomorrow regardless but I wonder if you could provide any guidance. We are all very concerned not to say worried.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.
I just now realized that you're in the UK. Pepcid AC (Famotidine) may be difficult to find there so another option would be Omeprazole (prilosec) at a dose of 1/2 mg per pound of body weight once a day.Ranitidine can also be given but may be harder to dose in smaller dogs given that 75 mg is the smallest least here in the States. The dose would be 1 mg per pound of body weight twice a day. My apologies for any confusion. Deb
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