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DocPaul, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 36897
Experience:  20+ yrs exp. Emerg, Int Med, Ultrasound, Gen Practice.
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My dog has been sick today bringing up bile, very lethargic

Customer Question

Hello my dog has been sick today bringing up bile , very lethargic not eaten just sleeping? What is wrong with him ? Thank you
JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is your dog's name and age?
Customer: He’s called Alf parson jack Russell age 11thank you
JA: How old is Alf?
Customer: 11 years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Alf?
Customer: He’s totally deaf from birth and shakes normally but not like this evening normally very fit
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DocPaul replied 17 days ago.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I have over thirty years’ experience in veterinaryinternal medicine, emergency care andultrasound

I would be delighted to help you out today

And in light of the current health crisis I will do my best to allow you to keep your pet at home.

At the bottom you will see a link toanswers about Covid- 19 and pets

If not done so already please provide me your pet’s weight

I am authorized to talk by phone IF you would like to- there may be charge

It allows me to provide a more detailed, timely and accurate answer

Unless YOU request the call you will NOT be charged for one


Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hi it’s not about the corona virus it’s about our dog. He’s been sick and shaking a lot today
Expert:  DocPaul replied 17 days ago.

I did not say was about that- I put that info in as a courtesy to all clients


Expert:  DocPaul replied 17 days ago.

Let’s give Pepcid AC at 1 X 10mg tablet per 20 pounds twice daily-grocery store

If in NZ or AUS you can use Nexium at 0.5 mg/pound daily

Just put on tip of finger and place on back of tongue

Pedialyte to drink starting 2 hours after the first dose

No food till later tonight

Then cooked hamburger and rice

Watch for vomiting or continued vomiting, not eating, blood in vomit

Update me ASAP if you see those

Otherwise update me tonight

I will revise the plan then

I will stay with you till this is all sorted out



Expert:  DocPaul replied 17 days ago.

Did you not get my recommendations?