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My dog Has thrown up 6 times, looks like bleeding discharge

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My dog Has thrown up 6 times, looks like bleeding discharge from rectum, heavy breathing, staggers when walk then lies down. Can you help me
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Andrea, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Mya's symptoms indicate a seriously ill dog who needs the attention of a vet at your earliest convenience. Her symptoms are important but they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder. Vomiting, hematochezia (blood in the stool), dyspnea (difficult breathing), and ataxia ("drunken sailor") can indicate severe disorders of the gastrointestinal tract but also metabolic disorders that affect the GI tract. A vet will need to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests, and X-rays or ultrasound of Mya's abdomen.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.
Hi Andrea,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Mya. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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