Re: Oreo/meatloaf position/ nausea?/Ondansetron dosages
- Thanks Elise,
OK, thanks about noting the Ondansetron. I thought they're were instances where we might have to "up" the Ondansetron to a higher dose. Currently Oreo is on 2.5mgs per day, split. The vet reccommends , if I have to , that I can go up to 3mgs, so I have a bit more room to move. It seemed to have worked for a couple days, he was feeling great, but now , back to the came symptoms. I will have to keep trying to troubleshoot as I don't know exactly what it is, that is causing him discomfort. You mention "gulping". That is a good description of what Oreo does, most of the time.
Thank you for your post.
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> I give Max 2mg ondansetron twice a day. I initially started on half that dose but had to give hi cyproheptadine to get him to eat. Then it was pointed out to me that for his size (14-15 lbs) he would need more. Once I made that switch he didn't need the cyproheptadine. I recently added 1/4 a pepcid at night and the gulping he was doing has stopped.
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- Susan, what you describe certainly sounds like upset tummy...gas perhaps? When we see this in dogs, it's the first signs of "bloat", which is very serious, even life threatening.
I don't know exactly what it is, that is causing him discomfort. You mention "gulping". That is a good description of what Oreo does, most of the time.
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