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I am sorry to learn Sophie is not feeling well. My name is***** will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
2- Any other symptoms?
3- Did she get into anything?
4- Is she currently on any medications?
5- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?
6- Can you take her rectal temperature?
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Again, I am sorry that you are having this problem with Sophie. In response to your question, I am not 100% certain if this is related to being spayed. You see, by this point Sophie should be completely recovered and behaving normal. The fact that she vomited we need also need to consider things like ingestion of a foreign body, etc. Unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home, I am sorry. I am a bit concern if you are seeing that her gums are on the pale side, this could be an indication of dehydration, poor circulation, anemia, blood shifting to other organs, etc. In this case, I would recommend having her checked by ER veterinarian for a hands-on examination and supportive care (IV fluids). I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand. If you do not have access to ER veterinarian give her water with a dropper directly into her mouth. In addition, force feed her a bland diet of rice with boiled boneless chicken or ground beef, if possible blend the food and force feed her with a dropper. Follow up with your family veterinarian first thing in the morning.
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This further supports having her checked by a veterinarian. I know an hour and half is a long drive. But, when a patient is so lethargic and the possibility of pale gums the outcome could be fatal if the exact underlying cause is not identified, treated and corrected. For this reason, I would take her to the ER vet if this was my dog. I am sorry, I wish I could say she will be okay until the morning, but, the truth is that I don't know and I am a bit concerned about her symptoms, I am sorry.
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