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my dog spent a day at the beach. he is a 7 pond chihuahua.

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he ingested some sand and...
my dog spent a day at the beach. he is a 7 pond chihuahua. he ingested some sand and is now vomitting and when he poops it comes out as water. he also seems lethargic. What should i do. i am very worried.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Debbie, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Did he ingest any salt water?

How long has he been vomiting? How many times?

 

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Debbie, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago

Let me leave you some information about Emmett:

I am glad that he is having a bowel movement because sometimes ingesting sand can cause an obstruction and this is evidenced by vomiting with no bowel movement. Since he has vomiting and diarrhea, I suspect he either ingested some salt water or he is sick from the sand, but not obstructed. One possibility is that he may have pancreatitis.

 

I wouldn't feed him anything else tonight and let him rest. In the morning if he refuses or is not interested in food and continues any vomiting and/or diarrhea, I would take him in to a veterinary clinic for evaluation. He will need some testing and treatment, especially with his small size, I wouldn't wait until Monday.

 

Please let me know if you have more questions,

 

Dr. Debbie

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