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MY BISHON FRISE IS ABOUT 12 YEARS VERY PEPPY HEALTHY I GOT

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MY BISHON FRISE IS ABOUT 12 YEARS YOUNG VERY PEPPY HEALTHY I GOT HIM FROM DOG HOTEL HE STAYED OVER 7 DAYS. TODAY HE IS LIFELESS JUST ABOUT HE WONT EAT OR DRINK I PICKED GIORGIO UP YESTERDAY ABOUT 4:40 PM HE HAD A BIT OF DIARRHEA AND SHIVERED A BIT OVERNIGHT HE REMAINED IN HIS CUSHION ALL DAY TONIGHT HE WOULDNT LET ME FEED HIM AFTER ATTEMPTING TO GIVE HIM WATER NOT AT ALL DRINKING HE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN RUNNING A TEMP I CHANGED HIM TO BE TEMPERATURE FREE WHILE CUDDLED HIS BITE IS TIGHT HE IS STIFF WHEN I STAND HIM PLS HELP ME
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

It sounds like he is pretty dehydrated. That can happen quickly when a dog is not eating/ drinking and they are losing fluids in vomit or diarrhea. If you can get him to an ER vet, that would be best. They'll likely run some screening bloodwork to make sure it's nothing metabolic.

If the bloodwork is normal, then some symptomatic care with fluids, GI antibiotics and appetite stimulants should get him feeling better and on the way to recovery.

If you have to wait until tomorrow, I would try to syringe some water or pedialyte or gatorade tonight to try to help with the hydration before going in tomorrow.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 3 months ago.

I hope you're able to get back to this page.

All further questions can be posted here vs starting a new thread.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 3 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Giorgio. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary