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Wire haired dachsund has been eating nothing but cooked chicken

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Wire haired dachsund has been eating nothing but cooked chicken for a year no vegetables. This week he has become lethargic today he threw up light yellow frothy stuff. I'm worried he is constipated or possibly ingested a small chicken bone. I need an opinion ans possible treatment if he's constipated.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hello,I am sorry to hear you are worried about your dog. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.Usually dogs that are constipated are straining and positioning to try to defecate, but nothing is coming out. They often stop eating, and can be vomiting as well. Cooked chicken with no vegetables is not a balanced diet; do you also give vitamins and minerals? It would also be low in fiber so adding some fiber like pumpkin.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
So adding some fiber like pumpkin or sweet potato might be a good idea.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
The lethargy, and vomiting, could be a stomach virus or other infection, something he ate, or a sign of internal disease. Can you take his temperature? If you look at his gums, are they a normal bright pink?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?