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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My 4 month old pitbull puppy is suddenly ill. We went to the

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My 4 month old pitbull puppy is suddenly ill. We went to the beach and we ran and played normally, then once we got home he began eating grass then drank water and thats when he began vomiting. He has been vomiting on and off for a few hours now, he has begun vomiting stomach bile. He shows no interest in food, it makes him vomit if i offer any to him on my hand. Hes very tired and weak, he cant even support himself long enough to urinate, his hind legs collapsed mid way through. He has no diaharrea and still responds to me when i say his name but only with his head, he wont get up. What could be causing this for my puppy? What could i do to ease the symptoms?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Junior may have ingested a significant amount of salt water and suffered salt poisoning or ingested something disgusting on the beach. It's not unusual for dogs who have visited the beach to experience gastrointestinal distress upon returning home.
Most important, however, is his current state. Has he remissed? I'm concerned that he became quite dehydrated and electrolyte imbalanced. May I have an update on Junior, please?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin