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My dog has not been acting right. She has been moping around

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My dog has not been acting right. She has been moping around all day. She is breathing hard especially on exhalation and not eating well. This has been going on for a few days now. I just noticed that she is vomiting up a little blood as well. She does not cough and is not crying. What could it be?
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Dog Veterinarian: Michelle-mod, Moderator replied 2 years ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Andrea Scheer, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello this is Dr. Scheer and I have just read your post about your mini aussie. If she just came off being on steroids, she may have a stomach ulcer which is a fairly common side effect of steroid therapy. That will make her feel very lousy, not eat well and vomit blood. You can talk to you vet about getting omeprazole, famotidine and/or sucralfate for her to help coat that ulcer so it can heal. You can ulcer try getting Pepcid (famotidine) from the pharmacy and see if that is enough to make her feel better.
Other things that might make her sick like she is are gastroenteritis from eating something offensive, pancreatitis, liver disease or kidney disease. Given what you have told me, gastritis from a stomach ulcer sounds most likely. If she gets worse and stops eating completely, bring her to a veterinarian. If that happens, she may have pancreatitis which requires veterinary treatment.
Hope that helps and please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with!
~Dr. Scheer
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