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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 size...at 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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