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My dog is 17 years...
My dog is 17 years old. She was spade years ago. She is barking constantly, wincing in pain and shaking. I think she also has a brownish discharge. Her stomach is gurgling. She also threw up her food. She won't stop crying/barking. She is very thirsty. What can I do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I just found a white worm come out with her poop. She is laying on wee wee pads since she cannot walk since she is old and she has had a neck injury since she was 4 and had emergency surgery to fix a burst disc.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Any dog so profoundly affected can't be managed at home and needs to see its vet at your earliest convenience - particularly a polydipsic (increased thirst) 17 year old who doesn't have the reserve of a much younger dog. Polydipsia is a warning sign for chronic renal and hepatic insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, urinary tract infection involving the kidneys, and a host of other life-threatening disorders. I believe that the worm is the least of Velvet's problems at this time. Her vet will want to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests. You'll then know in a matter of hours if Velvet can be helped. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish but I'd rather you were on your way to the vet.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about Velvet. How is everything going?

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