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Dr. Michael Salkin
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4 month old puppy will not eat or drink. This is starting day

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4 month old puppy will not eat or drink. This is starting day 3. Eating grass and heaving up clear fuids with grass
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Such a young anorexic pup that is also vomiting has become quite dehydrated and electrolyte imbalanced whatever the cause of its disorder. It would be prudent to have an on-call vet take a look at him at your earliest convenience. If unvaccinated, the pup might have contracted parvovirus or distemper. Foreign body ingestion is commonly seen at a young age. The pup may be heavily parasitized and require worming. An attending vet is likely to administer supplemental fluids either intravenously or subcutaneously while waiting for results of testing - blood and stool tests +/- X-rays of its abdomen. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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