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Dr Marta Lepes, Dog Veterinarian
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Ate Chinese food that had shrimp in it.also I stumbled over

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Ate Chinese food that had shrimp in it.also I stumbled over her while she was eating rice. She can't walk and she's listless. She threw up,and her heartbeat is 92 beats
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Hello Joni,

My name is***** and I will help you.

Shrimp is OK for Sissylou (what a cute name!) to eat as long as it is peeled.

What did she vomit?

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

At 92 beats/min her heart rate is about ½ of what it should be.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

How long ago did all this happen?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 6:30 this evening
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

What did she vomit?

We are in different time zones. Which one are you in so that I can figure out how long ago this happened or tell me how many hours ago she vomited.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Was the shrimp peeled?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She was walking okay after she was kicked and went back to eating Chinese food, she lay down after and 30 min later seemed to have hiccups and seemed dazed and non responsive. Could not walk
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Shrimp was peeled
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pacific time
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She vomited about 7:30
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Vomited up the rice
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Thanks.

Because she is so small and because of her age and abnormally low heart rate I would recommend that you take her to an emergency clinic to have a complete exam. The lethargy and low heart rate may not be related to eating Chinese food.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would her getting kicked be part of the problem?
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Since you said that she was OK after you kicked it probably isn't. But we cannot tell if perhaps she has a bruised chest/lung with some hemorrhage.

There are just so many possibilities that I can't feel right to advise you just to wait and see.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

So my recommendation is that you take Sissylou to an emergency clinic or your own vet tonight. I know you would feel better too.

Joni, we can continue this dialog - even after rating - to reassure you. You can email me in the morning. I am 2 yours earlier than you.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Hello Joni,

Did you take Sissylou to see a vet I know that you were worried and I hope you found some answers.

Please let me know how she is.

Dr Marta