Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Vomiting and diarrhea. Blood in vomit. Not eating 2 days. I’m worried.
What can I do

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Vomiting and diarrhea can be caused by a variety of factors including infections, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of foreign objects, toxins, or even systemic diseases such as kidney or liver disease. The presence of blood suggests that there may be some erosion or irritation in the gastrointestinal tract, which can occur with severe or chronic vomiting.
Since your dog is on Famotidine, which is a medication that reduces stomach acid, it's possible that he has a history of gastrointestinal upset. However, the ongoing symptoms despite medication use suggest that the underlying cause has not been fully addressed.
Here's what you can do right now:
- Ensure your dog has access to fresh water at all times to prevent dehydration.
- Withhold food for 12-24 hours to give the gastrointestinal tract a chance to settle.
- After this period, offer a bland diet in small, frequent meals. A bland diet can consist of boiled white rice and boiled lean chicken or ground turkey, without any skin or fat.
- Monitor your dog's hydration status by checking his gums (they should be moist, not sticky) and his skin elasticity (when you pull up the skin on the back of the neck, it should snap back into place quickly).