Sambuca Posted February 7, 2012 Share Posted February 7, 2012 This is more sharing my experience than anything else. Last Weds I came home around 4 and Sailor had opened up a rubbermaid container of food and helped himself. This happens occasionally and leads to diarrhea. I gave him 2 Immodium then, another at about 1 am (dinnertime here) with a quarter of his dinner. I gave him another around 11 am with a quarter of his breakfast. (Every walk he had had diarrhea.) When I came home around 4, he had thrown up undigested food and had diarrhea. Later we went for a nice walk and when we came back he threw up bile, a bit of food and there was a touch of blood in it, but not much. So I knew to keep an eye on him, but I wasn't freaked out. I figured he had scratched himself with food when he threw up the food earlier. At 9, he threw up again. This time mainly blood with blood clots in it. I called my vet at home and double checked that I should just go to the evet (instead of meeting him at his office). So off we went. Overall he was acting normal. He was alert, curious, had tried to steal my dinner an hour earlier and was jumping and spinning in circles when he realized we were going for a ride. He was panting and seemed a little uncomfortable though. The vet took xrays to make sure he hadn't eaten anything sharp. They were clear, but there was some thickening of the stomach wall, possibly from vomiting. He also had bloodwork done and everything came back normal. Even the BUN which is normally off when there's GI bleeding. She wanted to keep him over night to monitor him and give him fluids and do an ultrasound the next day. He had been drinking fine all day and had no signs of dehydration, so I took him home. He was treated for an ulcer. She said if he didn't get better or got worse he needed an ultrasound. Friday morning he threw up again. It was mainly bile with a bit of blood in it. I have kept up with all the meds and he seems to be doing really well. He is completely hungry. I don't think the 4 cups of chicken and rice a day really equals the 4 cups of kibble a day. Plus even with the flagyl, his poop is loose. I don't think chicken really agrees with him. I wasn't nearly the nervous wreck I could have been because he was acting mostly normal. Had he been lethargic and really off, I don't know if I would have been functioning. II was told that a dog vomiting can cause an ulcer and vomiting can cause a split in the stomach. These are the only reasons we can think of for why this happened. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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