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Hello, again, 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- Is he currently on heart medication?
2- How many hours since the last time he vomited?
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Susan, I am sorry that you are having this problem with your dog. In response to your question, certainly, vomiting and diarrhea can be caused by diet. However, there are many other causes like infections, ingestion of a foreign body, etc. that need to be ruled out. The fact that he has an underlying heart disease is a major concern. You see, when a patient is vomiting and has diarrhea dehydration is possible and having heart disease could make things worse for his heart, this could be life-threatening. I would strongly recommend having him checked by the nearest veterinarian as soon as you can. If possible, I would have him checked tonight by ER veterinarian. 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. In the meantime, give him water with a dropper directly into his mouth.
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