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I have a 10 year old dog who hasn't wanted to eat anything I

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I have a 10 year old dog who hasn't wanted to eat anything I offer her for 3 days now she is also throwing up yellow bile she is drinking water but wants to just sleep
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

The duration of this illness is too long to wait it out any further. Absolutely, Christina Clark needs to get in to a vet. Any simple dietary indiscretion to cause stomach upset should have improved by now. I have to be worried about issues like organ disease, severe gastritis, pancreatitis or cancer for her to still be ill.

A vet can offer much better supportive medications to help the stomach, or you'll never get that appetite back, epecially with pancreatitis.

To help settle the stomach you can give 1 tablet of regular or maximum strength Pepcid A.C. antacid every 12 hours. Can't really offer food if vomiting. Generally, I recommend no food for at least 8 to 12 hours after vomiting. Very sorry that she doesn't feel well. At this age and with these symptoms, I would expect a vet to recommend at least some abdominal x-rays and a basic blood test.

Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.
Hi Christina,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Christina Clark. How is everything going?
Dr. Andy