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my 13lb yorkie is not acting himself. He threw up and later

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my 13lb yorkie is not acting himself. He threw up and later had blood in his stool. what should I do.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Brian M. replied 6 years ago.
Hello XXXXX Has your dog just thrown up the one time and had only one episode of blood in his stool or has this been going on for some time?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
this is the 1st time is some time. He threw up once before, but it was maybee two months ago. He his really lethargic right now and not his normal self
Expert:  Dr. Brian M. replied 6 years ago.
Has he eaten anything that he should not have such as a foreign object, garbage, or unusual food? Is he on a monthly heartworm preventative? When was the last time he had a fecal exam (poop sample) tested for parasites?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
He's on his heartworm medicine and a fecal exam in december. I don't believe that he has had anything that he should not have!
Expert:  Dr. Brian M. replied 6 years ago.
Ok Thats great. I would suspect he may just have some gastroenteritis (upset GI system) which I would recommend with holding food for 12 hours but allowing him water in small amounts every couple of hours. After a 12 hour fast you could then try introducing a small amount of bland food such as boiled hamburger, cottage cheese, or rice. If he eats and has no vomiting after a few hours offer him a bit more. If he continues to vomit or continues to have blood in his stool then you should schedule an appointment with your vet to have testing done.
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