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My dog is lethargic, pooping clear liquid, vomiting a lot,

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My dog is lethargic, pooping clear liquid, vomiting a lot, not eating or drinking?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Henderson replied 7 years ago.
Hi there
Thank you for your question.
May I ask how old is your dog? Is your dog up to date on vaccinations and dewormers? What does your dog normally eat?
Expert:  Dr. Henderson replied 7 years ago.
Hi, sorry I just noticed the optional info below your question and noticed you listed your dogs age
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
She is 6, she has been diagnosed with weak kidneys. She eats a reduced protien food (Medical) and is taking Apo Benazepril to lower her blood pressure.
Expert:  Dr. Henderson replied 7 years ago.
Okay, I am sorry to hear about her kidneys. How long has she had the kidney problem? It is very possible that her new symptoms are related to her kidney problem, I am sorry to say:( When the kidneys aren't working the way they should, the body can build up toxins, causing dogs to vomit, lose fluid and not be able to hold down food.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It can just happen over night like that? Should I take her to an emergency clinic?
Expert:  Dr. Henderson replied 7 years ago.
It sounds like her kidney disease has already been occuring. And, yes it is possible for them to show an increase in the severity of signs very quickly:( I think it would be a good idea to head to the ER, considering that she has a history of azotemia (increase kidney values), currently on Benazepril, and vomiting and diarrhea. Best case scenario, this is a bug or virus that is causing this (hopefully not the kidney disease). But, even with something like a virus or bug, this can be very serious in a dog with kidneys that are not working correctly b/c it can dehydrate the kidneys even further, and cause them more damage. If this were my case, I would hospitalize your dog and run a few tests, get your dog on some IV fluids and meds to stop the vomiting and diarrhea.

I hope this helps and wish you the best.
Dr. H
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