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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 48 years of experience.
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I have a 4 month old puppy who got into our neighbours and

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Hi I have a 4 month old puppy who got into our neighbours and ate a huge bowl of adult dried food. 3 hours later he has been sick throwing up huge amounts of food
JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. What is the puppy's name?
Customer: Kreed
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kreed?
Customer: no, he was sick about 8 time’s and now is just sleeping
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Kreed will remain safe. He self-decontaminated nicely. He should be fasted for 12 hours to allow his stomach to rest. Water should be left down unless drinking induces more vomiting at which time replacing his water with ice cubes for him to lick would be prudent. Please respond with additional questions and concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok great, so no need to see a vet. Just try get him to keep drinking
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Correct! Gluttony is treated by not doing. Forcing fluids isn't necessary. He'll make up for what he lost in his vomitus by drinking more than usual. Only if he can't retain that which he drinks, should ice cubes replace his water. Please continue in this conversation if you wish.