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My 9 year old Pug terrier mix is constantly drinking, has

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Customer: My Name is Rob. My 9 year old Pug terrier mix is constantly drinking, has had a diarrhea episode and will not eat. Takes in so much that she is also dry heaving with occasional spit up
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Customer: She is not very active, very slow going and hides under an open trailer when outside. does not come in I have to coax her. She refuses food.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B replied 1 year ago.

Hi Rob,

I'm Dr. Bryant. I have been a small animal veterinarian (dogs & cats only) for over 11 years. I'm sorry to hear about your Pug mix. There are so many diagnoses that this type of behavior could fall under. First, let me ask you a couple of questions:

Has she also been urinating a lot (since she is drinking so much)?

How long has this been going on?

Tell me more about her eating habits -- Did she go through a period when she was eating ravenously and now has stopped eating? How long has her appetite been down? What food have you offered her?

I look forward to hearing back from you so we can discuss this further.