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yorkie: my 2 year..thrown..he wont eat and he just keeps laying

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my 2 year old yorkie has thrown up twice this morning, he won't eat and he just keeps laying around
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  crimson_axe replied 11 years ago.
Small dogs are prone to upset stomachs if anything unusual was fed to him. Is there any blood or food particles in his vomit? Anything else significant. it could be the heat.
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
If he has had a very fatty treat then this could be a problem with his pancreas causing him pain.
If he might have gotten into anything toxic such as a cleaner or ant or slug bait or antifreeze he needs to see a vet. Bring the product you think he might have gotten with you.
If you just applied a flea treatment or another 'drop on' product or just gave heartworm medicine you may want to talk about changing the product you use with your vet.
He might also be having a digestive upset from eating a non food item or if its hot where you are the heat might be bothering him.
Check his gums to see if they seem white or blue tinged. See if the gums refill fast with color when you press on them. Paleness or slow refill rate can indicate a serious problem and a need to go to the vet.
If you think he may just have eaten a food item that isn't agreeing with him you can try him on plain pedialyte in his water bowl and feed him some baby food meat such as chicken for his dinner and see if he can hold that down. If its easier for you to make a bland food then use plain white rice cooked and mixed with boiled meat with the fat drained off such as hamburger or chicken.
If he appears lethargic, if he will not eat or drink or seems 'out of it' get him to a vet for treatment.
While dogs do vomit easily this can be a sign of more serious illness and yorkies can have liver problems as one type of issue that would cause this.
You can read about pancreatitis here to see if that fits what you are seeing
Hope this helps you!

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