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Dr. Chelsea Pulter
Dr. Chelsea Pulter, Dog Veterinarian
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I have 2 female 8 yr old beagle sisters with sudden loss of

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I have 2 female 8 yr old beagle sisters with sudden loss of appetite for last 48 hrs. Usually eat twice per day Dog Chow Fit & Healthy. Tried soft food instead last night; 1 girl ate & the other wouldn'teven smell it. I awoke to vomit (with grass in it) this morning and more when I came home from work. it must be medical if BOTH are sick at the exact same time?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Chelsea Pulter replied 9 months ago.

Hello! I am Dr. Pulter, I am going to help you with your question today. You are wondering if your beagles could be sick from something because they are both acting strange. Please tell me everything they have eaten, that you know about in the last 24-48h before they got sick.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
They have only had their regular dog food twice daily, and a new treat of doggy cicken jerky, only one of those each before this started. Tried the wet style beef stew meal last nite and only Bessie ate it. But I am assuming it is she who threw up. I tried to give them a drink of Gatorade tonight; Bessie licked a lil but TicTac refused. My mom little dog lives here too and she is perfectly fine; she eats the same food/treats as my 2 girls.
Expert:  Dr. Chelsea Pulter replied 9 months ago.

Sometimes in dogs new treats could cause an upset stomach. You can try boiled chicken breast and rice as a bland diet for now. If you are going to give them any kind of electrolyte fluid - non-flavored pedialyte is best. Are your girls not drinking either? Any loose stool?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I dont believe their water has been touched much today. I havent seen loose stools but I havent followed them out...we have doggy door & fenced yard. TicTac feels really warm around her mouth. Is that a sign of fever?
Expert:  Dr. Chelsea Pulter replied 9 months ago.

The only way to check for fever is to use a rectal thermometer. A dogs temperature should range between 99.8 to 102.5. 102.5 if they are especially anxious. This is what you should do tonight, go out to your backyard and look around for anything they could have chewed on or eaten, and then check their stools. If anything is out of sorts or worrysome, they will need to examined tonight. I think regardless if they are still acting this way tomorrow then they need to be examined by their vet. Only a physical can tell if something more is wrong that needs to be explored further.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok I will do that. Thank you for you help Dr Pulter.
Expert:  Dr. Chelsea Pulter replied 9 months ago.

You are very welcome!

Expert:  Dr. Chelsea Pulter replied 9 months ago.

Let me know how they are doing tomorrow.

Expert:  Dr. Chelsea Pulter replied 9 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Bessie & Tic-Tac. How is everything going?

Chelsea Pulter