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I have a 3 year cockerpoo and he has been sick 4 times since

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I have a 3 year cockerpoo and he has been sick 4 times since yesterday morning. He seems happy and would like to eat but I am unsure whether or not to feed him. He was his usual self when I walked him this morning, his toilet was normal. There are long spaces in between his vomiting.
thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How many hours has it been since the last time he vomited?
2- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
3- How many hours since last time he ate?
4- How much does he weigh?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.


Customer: replied 2 years ago.

1. About 2.5 hours

2. I don't think so

3. 4 hours

4. About 14kg

He wasn't sick all through the night so I was surpised when he was again today

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Mandy, vomiting can be caused by many different conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: A simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, intestinal parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. In any case of vomiting the first thing to do is give the stomach time to rest. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start him on Zantac (ranitidine) 75mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Zantac over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist).
2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract a longer time to rest.
3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.
4- If he continues to vomit after doing the above he will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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