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My dog threw up 2 days ago & yesterday. No throwing up since.

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My dog threw up 2 days ago & yesterday. No throwing up since. No diarrhea, no panting. She is lethargic. Normally wants to go outside all the time, but not at all now. Not interested in eating - even treats. Wants to drink water but yesterday she threw up after drinking so we're limiting the water. Her gums are pink. Should I take her to a vet or let a few days pass?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 6 months ago.
Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** I'm sorry too hear about this situation with your girl. I'm going to be very honest here and say that a trip to your vet here today would be the best idea. She has thrown up for 2 days and if she just had a simple stomach upset / virus, then it would be hoped that it would have passed by now and she'd be feeling better. With her being lethargic and not having an interest in food, I'm concerned that there is something more going on that your vet needs to identify and treat. Could she have a metabolic cause to this situation? Could she have eaten something that isn't passing threw her intestinal tract or upset her pancreas? There are lots of possibilities. Giving your vet a chance to see her today will hopefully help set things in motion for her getting better in a quicker time frame.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
How would I determine if she has a metabolic cause? I don't think she ate anything unless it was a bird.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 6 months ago.
Metabolic causes are determined by blood work being done. Could she have eaten a bird that was pretty degraded and she has something like salmonella? Could she have pancreatitis from it? Could portions of bones be lodged somewhere in her intestinal tract? These are considerations there.