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I have a maltese, and...
I have a maltese, and he seems alittle on the "funky" side, his tail is down, he is throwing up bile (not alot), he has reddish-brown stains under his eyes, what do you think?
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Hello, I'm Dr. Bob.
It sounds as if your little guy has a digestive upset of some sort. Dogs can have "off days" just as we can. When they don't feel well, they quite often carry their tails down.
The reddish-brown stains under his eyes are most likely due to an overflow of tears, which keeps the skin in that area moist, allowing the growth of a red pigment-producing bacteria.
I would suggest giving him one Pepto Bismol non-chewable caplet every 4 hours throughout the day today. If there isn't anything seriously wrong with him, that should make him feel better and help speed his recovery. If he's doing worse by evening, or not better by tomorrow morning, an emergency veterinarian should be consulted.
As for the staining, you can obtain a product called "Diamond Eye" from many pet stores or online. This is a harmless condition (tear staining) but it is cosmetically objectionable to most people.
If you should have further questions, please let me know.
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Thank you very much!!!

 

Have a good weekend

Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bob, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
You're most welcome!
You have a great weekend as well!
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