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My dog, a 10 yr old cocker spaniel isn't eating or drinking,

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My dog, a 10 yr old cocker spaniel isn't eating or drinking, has to go out to poop every hour or two. Has thrown up a couple times. What is wrong with her?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today. How long has Willow been ill?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Since yesterday morning
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Ok, there are many different things which could be causing this. We can see vomiting, diarrhea and inappetence from eating something unusual (gastroenteritis), intestinal parasites, pancreatitis, and toxin ingestions for example. Do you know if she could have eaten anything out of the garbage, chewed a toy, ingested a chemical or plant, etc?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, she doesn't go in the garage, and I took all 3 of my dogs to the groomer yesterday. We got home at 3:45 pm.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

OK. I do recommend having her evaluated by your regular vet. I would start with a physical exam and some blood work. If these are normal, we can start with conservative supportive care such as outpatient fluids, anti-nausea medication and and anti-diarrheal medication. I would also send a stool sample to the lab to check for parasites.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fine, but I don't have 200 to 300 dollars for a vet bill.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I understand. It would be reasonable to forego the blood work and just do the medications.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Aside from that, how long is it since she last vomited?

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Willow. How is everything going?
Dr. Susan

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