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Wed, May 22, 2024
Vomiting

He had a couple bites of ribs earlier and
Now he is vomiting and acting slow not wanting to walk


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These types of foods can lead to pancreatitis, which is an inflammation of the pancreas and can cause vomiting and lethargy, among other symptoms.

For now, it's important to withhold food for about 12 to 24 hours while providing small amounts of water frequently to keep him hydrated but not overwhelm his stomach. After this fasting period, you can offer a bland diet, such as boiled chicken and rice, in small, frequent meals. This can help to settle his stomach and provide some nutrition without causing further irritation.

Keep an eye on his behavior and symptoms. If he continues to vomit multiple times despite the fasting and bland diet, or if he becomes more lethargic or shows signs of pain such as whimpering or a hunched back, these are signs that he needs immediate veterinary attention.

It's also important to ensure that he has not ingested any bones from the ribs, as these can cause blockages or damage to the digestive tract. If you suspect he has eaten bones, or if he starts to have diarrhea, especially if it's bloody or black, seek veterinary care right away.

If his condition improves with the bland diet and rest, gradually reintroduce his regular food by mixing it with the bland diet and increasing the proportion over several days. This will help prevent any further stomach upset as he transitions back to his normal diet.

Remember, if his condition worsens or if you notice any other concerning symptoms, it's important to seek veterinary care promptly. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.