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    Default Question about keeping food down & pain meds

    I waited last night to give Penny food & water. I gave her about 1/4 of food & a 1/4 water. She threw both up about an hour later. 2 or 3 hours later she was pawing at her water bowl, so I gave her about the same amount of water which she threw up about 15 mins later. I gave her about the same amount of water around 6am which has stayed down. She woke up around 10 & I gave her 1/2c food which has stayed down (it's only been about 15 mins). I need to give her the pain medication (she needs it - is running every 5 mins or so like someone is pinching her & then trying to get to her belly). I don't want that to upset her stomach further. How long should I wait to see if the food stays down to give her the meds? Or, should I just give it now & hope it stays down? WWYD? She seems much more herself this morning, but I can tell is hurting some.

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    I'd give the meds now, it only takes about 20 minutes for tablets to disolve in the gut and enter the system. As for her vomitting, and I am speaking from a nurse perspective not personal experience with pets, but maybe it will help. Anaesthetic slows the motility of the gut and makes the whole system sluggish this can last upto 48 hrs. Post op we always advise to start with small amounts of fluids then build up to small amounts of solids ONLY if the fluids are staying down, and to gradually re introduce normal diet over 48 hours. maybe try her with Bland diet later today if she keeps her water down...its a lot gentler on her already stressed tummy
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    Default Re: Question about keeping food down & pain meds

    Thanks @Lucy-licious! She is asleep and so far so good. I will try he bland diet if she continues to be sick. I didn't think of that!

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    @MissPennyLue I agree with @Lucy-licious take it slow. Matilda sends smooshy faced kisses to Penny and hopes she feels better soon.


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    Default Re: Question about keeping food down & pain meds

    We have run into this with both of our bulldogs. Give her chicken and stars soup (any brand works)- works wonders. Only give her a 1/4 of the can broth and all and if she keeps it down 15 minutes then give her the rest. Hope this helps her and if she keeps it down - give her pain meds.

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