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My dog Pit Bull/boxer mix has been sick since May 1st. She will not eat, and has not since Sat. April 30th. She will drink however. She has been vomitting also. (Since Sunday) It is yellow or clear. She did vomiitt up a piece of ruber Bone the size of a half dolar (rhino bone, blue). She has been to the vet twice this week Mon. and Tues. a bllod test was done and showed nothing. A exray was also done and showed nothing in her stomach. She seems to shiver constantly and is slugash. What may be causing this and what do you recomend? Help please!
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.
 How old is she and has she been spayed? On any medicines?

Dr.V

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vamvakias's Post: She is 3 1/2 years old and is not on any meds at this time. She is also spayed.
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 The rubber bone will not always show up on an xray. I would recommend going back to the vet and asking for barium study xrays. This is where they put contrast in the stomach and then watch it pass to see if there is a parital obstruction from the toy.


Also...ask about your dogs electrolytes...there is a disease called Addisons that occurs more in female dogs 3-5 years of age and tends to be overlooked when dogs have lethargy...actually ask about this first BEFORE the xrays.


Dr.V

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Thank you these have all been looked into already, and still do not have a answere!
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vamvakias's Post: Thank you but all of these have been looked into already. Still no answere!
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

If these have been rule out, your dog should be on a medication for the nausea and abdomenal discomfort...did you ask your vet about that?

Dr.V



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