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She has been sick a couple of times since 4pm, has 2 first

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She has been sick a couple of times since 4pm, has 2 poops first one slightly orange and firm, then the last one watery and orange. - she’s a 1 year old 5 month chihuahua
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Customer: Kiwi
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kiwi?
Customer: No

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1- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?


2- How much does she weigh?


3- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My friend gave her 2 bbq Pringles at about 1:30pm
Approx 4kg
Sometimes she shakes, been very calm which is unlike her

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The vomit and orange color feces could be from the chips. This is what you can do:


1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist).


2- No food or water for 8-10 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.


3- After 8-10 hours give her a small amount of water. Wait for a half-hour, if no vomiting, feed her a small amount of rice (50%) with 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 she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands-on examination.


Please reply if you have additional questions.


Dr. Peter

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thankyou so much! Shall I just keep warm with a hot water bottle or just let her her where she is comfortable?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
As she is shaking slightly

The shaking could be from having an upset stomach. Keep her comfortable where she is. No need for water bottles.


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Customer: replied 1 month ago.

You're welcome. :)



Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi Dr Peter,

She’s now pooing blood, it’s sort of like a jelly consistency

I am sorry. The jelly is mucus. When we see mucus with blood this is a sign of inflammation in the large intestines. Not likely related to the chips. Other common causes are an infection, parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, etc. I would continue as we discussed before fasting her. Then, follow up in the morning with your family veterinarian for a hands-on examination and a fecal analysis as an initial screening test.