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My dog has been vomiting -4 days. She has eaten small

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My dog has been vomiting for 3-4 days. She has eaten small amounts but brings it up after 4-8 hours. She is drinking water. She is doing #1 and #2. She is 10 years old. I'm guessing she might have eaten a dead rat. Thank you for your suggestions.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Ebony
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ebony?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dwight Alleyne replied 6 months ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Ebony today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Does she only vomit when she eats? Is she on any medications? Is she acting lethargic at all?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Not lethargic
No medicines
No she vomits without eating
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Are you available still
I have to get back to work and disconnect without any answers
Expert:  Dwight Alleyne replied 6 months ago.

I am still here I am writing your answer write now

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Cannot talk on the phone
I'm at work
Have you finished your answer yet ?
Expert:  Dwight Alleyne replied 6 months ago.

What are you feeding her? With her age I would be concerned about a number of things. I would first be concerned if she has any underlying medical conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease among other things. I would suggest that you check some bloodwork on her to rule those things out. Also anytime a dog vomits I also recommend x-rays to rule out any abnormalities within the abdomen

Expert:  Dwight Alleyne replied 6 months ago.

You can always write me later as well I get an email when you have more time Because I have to ask several questions to get a good idea of what is going on

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
She is normally very healthy
No medcal conditionsThinking she ate a rat or mouse ?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Okay - good bye
Expert:  Dwight Alleyne replied 6 months ago.

I have had conversations with people on her for a couple of days in some cases depending on how complicated the case is. Even if she at a mouse or a rat I would suspect that she should have diarrhea as well

Expert:  Dwight Alleyne replied 6 months ago.

If she had bloodwork to rule out any other medical conditions then I would recommend x-rays to rule out anything else

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