How do you treat a sick dog?

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You can baby your dog as you would a sick child and give him homemade food such as boiled potatoes, rice and well-cooked, skinless chicken.

In certain situations, your dog may require fluid therapy, antibiotics, a change in diet, antiemetics (drugs to help control vomiting) or other medication.

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Give cooled, boiled water little and often. If your pet is vomiting and unable to keep food down, you can try missing one meal, although still allow access to water. Then, offer small amounts of a white meat diet such as boiled chicken or boiled fish (cod or coley), with white rice.
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A sick pet needs to be examined and treated–oftentimes, as soon as possible.

Here are some more ideas for when your pet is sick and you are in a financial bind: Call your local humane society or animal shelter - they may offer reduced cost veterinary care or vouchers to use at your local veterinarian.

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Here are additional tips to make your dog's travel more enjoyable and reduce motion sickness:

  1. Withhold food 12 hours before travel…
  2. Use a carrier or dog safety harness…
  3. Keep the car cool and quiet…
  4. Include the sweet smell of home…
  5. Offer special trip toys…
  6. Lavender or dog pheromone (Adaptil®)…
  7. Calming herbs.
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You should hold back giving water to a sick dog for two hours and food until 6-8 hours after their last episode of vomiting. Once this period is over reintroduce small, bland meals such as white chicken or rice gradually. If everything is ok the next day your dog can gradually return to their normal diet.
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You can baby your dog as you would a sick child and give him homemade food such as boiled potatoes, rice and well-cooked, skinless chicken.

In certain situations, your dog may require fluid therapy, antibiotics, a change in diet, antiemetics (drugs to help control vomiting) or other medication.

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Here are additional tips to make your dog's travel more enjoyable and reduce motion sickness:

  1. Withhold food 12 hours before travel…
  2. Use a carrier or dog safety harness…
  3. Keep the car cool and quiet…
  4. Include the sweet smell of home…
  5. Offer special trip toys…
  6. Lavender or dog pheromone (Adaptil®)…
  7. Calming herbs.
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Typically, Capnocytophaga does not cause disease in humans, and most human contact with dogs and cats — even through bites — does not result in illness.

However, in rare cases, people can develop illness from this infection.

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