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My Chihuahua was sprayed by a skunk. 3 days later she is still

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My Chihuahua was sprayed by a skunk. 3 days later she is still vomiting, weak, not eating or drinking. Has spells of drunk like walking, or simply collapses. She was taken to the vet who put her on antibiotics and iv fluid. We were told she has kidney disease, she's never had a problem before. Could this be poisoning from the skunk spray? What treatment would be best?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 years ago.
Welcome. I'm Dr. Bruce and I've been a small animal veterinarian for over 15 years. Thank you for your question. I'm very sorry to hear about Coco's situation. Is she still at the vet's office getting treatment? Have they repeated blood work to see how her kidneys are doing? I'm going to be honest and say that skunk spray shouldn't cause all this as far as clinical problems. I would be looking for some other underlying cause.