Dog has been hospitalized 3 times - follow up
by Janet R.
(Laguna Niguel, CA)
Phoebe continues to do well however, yesterday she threw up a little one time and this morning I found she had regurgetated this brown liquid that smells sour - no froth - it was about 3x4". I find she is not drinking much water much at all but perhaps she receives enough when she eats as I pour chicken broth and water in with her food.
(This is a follow up question to my original post here
This is what Phoebe was on when she came home:
> > Metoclopramide 5 mg/5ml - 1.6 ml every 8 hours
> > Prednisone 5 mg. tablets - 1 tablet in a.m. and 1/2 in p.m. (had recently been reduced from 1 in am and 1 in pm)
> > Omeprazole 5 mg - 1 tablet every 24 hours
> > Mirtazaprine 15 mg. Tablet - 1/2 tablet every 24 hours
> > Metronidazole Suspension 30 mg/0.5 ml - 0.7 mls every 12 hours
> > Vibramycin Suspension 50 mg/5ml - 2 mls every 12 hours
> > Baytril 22.7 mg Tablet - 2 tablets every 24 hours
> > Sucralfate 1 g. Tablet - 1/2 tablet every 8 hours
When I got her home I started the acidophoulus, the B complex and B-12 injections, I cut the Baytril dose in half, and decreased the steroids to 1/2 tablet every 12 hours. She's been doing great except yesterday she vomited a very little bit of her meal (maybe 2T). I had gone to a class for 10 hours and my husband was caretaking her. He said she was still hungry so feed her some extra tofu I'd
left for our other 2 bichons - the only thing I can think of is this was not fully soaked in liquid, it was drier - and Phoebe expelled a few tofu pieces in a brown liquid. She may also have been upset I was gone?
Four things changed the last two days ago, 1) the brand chicken broth I soak her food in, 2) the Sucralfate ran out and I had to get another manufacturers - the one I had before was blue and when water was added it immediately became the creamy froth - this tablet is hard and white and just produces a white liquid - I feel this medication's purpose is to coat the stomach and it doesn't seem the white would coat as well? 3) the Mirtazapine appetite stimulant ran out but her appetite is good so I don't feel she needs it and 4) I introduced a new soy yogurt that is actually a brownish color which she ate twice but not with gusto so I am taking that out.
Her Metronidazole and Virbrmycin antibiotics will finish up today.
She is still eating the a/d and extra firm tofu and greek yogurt - today she ate the a/d in the a.m. but her mid-day feeding ate around it, so I gave her a little cottage cheese which she loved. I do not know what to think about this brown liquid - no food, no froth. I have attached a picture of it - it smells sour like her breath.
I would appreciate your recommendations and feedback.
I am now going to check on acupuncturist treatments for her.
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