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The dog is very lathargic has had diareaha and clear foamy

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The dog is very lathargic has had diareaha and clear foXXXXX XXXXXquid in his kennel. he wont eat or drink.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jeff replied 6 years ago.

If he is very lethargic, a vet visit may be in order in case his blood sugar is low and is not rebounding. Also, dehydration must be a concern. If a vet visit is not possible. You can treat the diarrhea with a teaspoon of kaopectate 2-3 times daily. The clear foXXXXX XXXXXquid may be some bile that was vomited up. You can try to give a 1/4 tablet of pepcid AC, or tagament twice daily. This may help with the vomiting by reducing acid production in the stomach. You can also support hydration and nutrition with some pedialyte. However, any decline his condition is a reason for a immediate vet visit. I hope this helps and gives you direction.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I forgot to mentoin that he smells really bad as well. what do you think this could be? I looked up symptoms of Parvo and they matched everything thats going on with Bob but he has had all his shots
Expert:  Dr. Jeff replied 6 years ago.

Parvo is definitely a possibility especially if he has never been vaccinated. Certainly, parasites are also possible. If he lethargic, I would not treat this casually and watch him close. It may be worth a ER vet visit.

I hope this helps


by the way great name for a yorkie!!

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