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Are dog is 13 yrs old and is drinking endless water and throwing

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Are dog is 13 yrs old and is drinking endless water and throwing up constantly. She just fell over m got up. Please help!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today. Has Lexi been losing weight?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No she has been fine lately. Chasing the ball today and no problems until about five hours ago.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Are you able to take her temperature? It is best to use a digital thermometer (not mercury) and check rectally.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately we do not have a digital thermometer available.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
OK, we don't have much to go on, but I'm concerned about the possibility of GI obstruction. I highly recommend getting her to an emergency hospital. I would start with a physical exam, x-ray of her abdomen and possibly senior blood testing depending on the results of the imaging.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Everything I have read online says that she is having renal failure and the sage is probably not going to make it. Does that make any sense. Also some suggest that she may have eaten some type of poison. Does this make any sense?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also should we allow her to keep drinking as much water as she wants?
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Increased thirst and urination can be seen for many reasons - renal failure is one, as well as diabetes mellitus, and Cushings disease. However, these do not typically present with such acute changes. This is why I'm concerned about the possibility of something like an obstruction. At this time, I would like her to continue drinking as much as she likes, but try to limit the amount at any one time. Put down 3/4 cup no more than every 10-20 minutes.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Lexi. How is everything going?

Dr. Susan

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