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My dog at another dog food on thanksgiving. She has had

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My dog at another dog food on thanksgiving. She has had diarrhea since occasional vomiting. I have fed her rice and small portions of her original food for 4 days, today she is drooling, looks like she doesn't feel well in the eyes, watery, still diarrhea, today some vomiting. I don't think she ate any bones but are these symptoms consistent with anything. She still eats and drinks and begs at the table.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question. The drooling is likely due to nausea.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

It's not normal for her signs to continue this long.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I'm worried about the possibility of pancreatitis, gastroenteritis, GI ulceration, or even intestinal parasites.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I recommend having her evaluated by your local vet. I would start with a physical exam and blood work, specifically a cPL test. I would also like you to bring a stool sample to be checked for parasites, and I would consider x-rays depending on her physical.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What are her symptoms consistent with, eating something bad, it was literally overnight after being at my in-laws house. She was sick 1-2 days later and was given their dog's food, or could it be from eating a bone
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

After this, we may have a diagnosis. We can use an anti-vomiting anti-nausea medication like Cerenia and anti-diarrheal medication like metronidazole. In the meantime, I would continue with small amounts of boiled white rice and boiled chicken.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

As I said, it could be due to many different things including pancreatitis, gastroenteritis, GI ulceration, or even intestinal parasites. Yes, it is possible this is related to the ingestion of a bone.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry, my computer is pretty delayed with seeing your responses. what does a cPL test measure
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

It measures canine pancreatic lipase, an enzyme specific to the pancreas. An elevated measurement is consistent with pancreatitis.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
could they obtain an adequate stool sample at the vet? also is that one going to test for ulcers, parasites, or gastroenteritis.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

As long as she has stool in her rectum they can obtain it. However, since she has had diarrhea that might be inconsistent. It would be best to bring a fresh sample with you from home. That would test for parasites.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi Shannon,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Sobe. How is everything going?
Dr. Susan