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My little pom has vomitted twice today and diarrhea

June 5th, 2011, 09:57 PM
My 2 years old pom woke me up this morning at 6am in my bed to get downstairs, boy she was good. As soon as she was down in the kitchen, she vomitted right there. It was a fair amount of yellow'ish liquid, after that she did her business but the stool was started okay but then at the end it was very liquid. There was no blood from either her vomit or diarrhea thank God.

We fed her normally at around 7:30am, then in the afternoon she vomitted again. This time it was with the food she ate in the morning or not so liquid like it was in the morning.

I took her to the vet, and she didn't find anything obvious, but did give her some medication. One has to be taken orally and an hour before food or 2 hours after food, this was a good one. Took us 10 minutes to inject it to her mouth. She's a little girl but boy she can be strong :)

I guess she must be doing okay if she can fight back that badly!

Now it's too late to call the vet, for the medication that can't be taken with food, say I'm injecting the dosage first thing in the morning, so there would be an empty stomach, do I need to wait for at least an hour after before feeding her and mix with the rest of medication in the food?

One medication is Sulcralfate, other one is Panacur and Metronidazole.

Thanks for your assistance.

June 5th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Hi, hope your little pom girl is feeling better soon.

I've used two of the medications. Sucralfate is a medication that puts a protective coating over the stomach and is very soothing. I had to use it for my Scottie in kidney failure to help with stomach ulcers. I bet this is the one to give prior to meals. You need to allow time for the medication to coat the stomach before introducing food. The Metronidazole is an antibiotic. I've used it in a couple of dogs and don't recall having any instructions with it for giving without food.

I know the Sucralfate can be dissolved in water and syringed into the mouth. Is this what you mean by injecting?

I believe Panacur is a worming medication.

If you want to keep your dog on her normal feeding schedule, set the alarm an hour or 90 minutes prior to when you normally feed and give her the medication at this time. One other thing the Sucralfate does is protect the stomach against other medications that could cause ulcerations. You might be able to give the Sucralfate, wait the needed time, feed breakfast, call the vet's office when they open and ask about the dosage and then give the other pills while the food is still in the stomach. It is always best to ask the vet. Good luck and I hope this is a short-term problem for her.

June 5th, 2011, 11:12 PM
Sucralfate I have is a syrup, so I have to use with an injector, it really was a fun experience first time on my little girl. She learned quick and refused to take anymore! At least she didn't spit it like it did with our old dog long time ago! Okay, not that I'm trying to give her even more ideas to refuse :)

I was thinking the same thing, just get up 2 hours earlier and get the sucralfate first, then breakfast then find out from the vet for rest of her medication.

Thanks for your information!