My 13-14 yr old min pin has thrown up 4 times today and is has drank ALOT of water. .Now she is barely moving and will not eat. She hasn't eatin all day. Is she dying?
Type of Animal: Miniture PinsherGender: femaleAge: 13 yrs
Hi, I am Dr. Peter and would like to help.
1- Is she spayed?
2- Since when has she been drinking a lot of water?
Yes she is spayed and she has been drinking more water in the middle of the night for several weeks. But today she has drank 4 bowls of water and has eaten nothing. She can't seem to get comfortable and is breathing very slowly. She won't eat anything of course is not like a min pin. And yes she is old but always very alert. I have just started worrying about her today. I am not sure if I should wait til the morning to take her to the vet or rush her tonight to a expensive clinic.
When a dog starts drinking more then usual, it is an indication of either an infection, diabetes, kidney disease or even cancer. Given the current state that she is in, I would recommend to not wait until the morning and take her in to ER vet. If she is a diabetic or having kidney problems, she may not make it until the morning. It is best that she is seen tonight.
If you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.
12 years of small animal internal medicine, surgery and preventive medicine.