How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Amanda Your Own Question
Dr. Amanda
Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 799
Experience:  Associate Veterinarian
88695179
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Amanda is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My 10 year old Old English Sheepdog has not eaten in two

Customer Question

My 10 year old Old English Sheepdog has not eaten in two days, is panting excessively and coughing/choking like he's going to vomit. The bit of food he has eaten, a very small amount of chicken, he has vomited back up
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 9 months ago.

Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Pickering is so sick.

First, just to confirm, are you giving him human Advil or a dog NSAID that is similar (like rimadyl or deramaxx)?

Panting is a sign of discomfort and pain, so I would worry that he is painful.

Vomiting/gagging can be caused by numerous different things-

-blockage of the intestines

-metabolic problem like kidney disease or liver disease (both of which can be caused by advil, but not the dog products)

-stomach ulcers (again, from advil)

-tumor in the stomach or intestines

Pickering needs to see his vet first thing in the morning for an exam, blood work and x-rays. Abdominal ultrasound may also be helpful.

Does this help? What other questions do you have?

Dr. Amanda

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 9 months ago.

Hi,

How is Pickering doing tonight? Is he eating again? Any more vomit? Do you have any more questions for me?

Dr. Amanda