Can't afford vet, what can I give my 8 month old puppy who is vomiting every few hours today, and lost her appetite?
I've had Daisy for 5 months now and we have taken her to the vet several times for different issues. She is a golden retriever mixed with a smaller breed and has an underbite!! She is so cute and special.
However we have been taking her to the vet quite often for diarrhea and vomiting, and she had a large cyst removed from the top of her head 3 weeks ago. She vomited clear liquid this morning before she ate breakfast. Her energy levels seem normal, she is active and drinking water. But every few hours throughout the day she throws up clear to yellowish vomit...and the last time she vomited it appeared white and foamy looking. I just got her to eat some sliced Turkey. Is there something I can give her for nausea or to stop the vomiting?
I really can't afford to take her back to the vet yet again. We spent over $1,000 in the last month on this little one!!
I'm sorry to hear about all the problems your poor pup is having... that is most definitely going to be very stressful and worrying for everyone and expensive to boot!
I'm not a vet and without knowing what's causing her repeated vomiting it's very difficult to give any kind of advice. It would be much better to take her to your own veterinarian again (I know exactly what you mean about the financial considerations though) because with her history this could be a symptom of a whole host of different things.
However, if she's active and is drinking okay, you could probably wait 24 hours as long as she doesn't get worse. Do make sure she's getting plenty of fluids as dehydration is much more of a concern that skipping a couple of meals. You can add Pedialyte to her drinking water or even Gatorade if she will drink it.
Pepto-Bismol can help settle an upset tummy in dogs as well as people, but it's not going to fix whatever is causing the problem. If you want to give this a try and see if it makes her feel better, you can generally give a dog 1 tsp (5ml) per 10 lbs of bodyweight, twice a day. I would recommend checking with your vet first though to make sure that this is okay for her, every dog is different.
If she doesn't improve within the next day I would definitely recommend taking her to your vet though. I hope this helps a little and wish you the very best of luck.
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