Q. My dog ate dried cherries Now he is vommitting and has diarrhea What can I do for him?
A. As long as they were pitted (the pits contain toxic cyanide compounds), withhold food for 24 hours. Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Feed in small, frequent amounts waiting at least one hour between feedings. If the vomiting stops, continue feeding until the stool is normal. Transition slowly to the regular diet. If the vomiting or diarrhea donâ€™t stop, see your veterinarian.