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My dog has been ill all day after we fed him a different

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My dog has been ill all day after we fed him a different food. Dry heaving now- but still drinking water. He is large breed 12 yrs old. We mixed his normal food with Alpo yesterday- he had diarrhea this morning.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

What does the diarrhea look like?

Has he had any vomiting? What does that look like?

Can he keep the water down?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
He died. There was a tumor on his heart that caused fluid to build up and he was having trouble breathing. I took him to emergency. He was twelve years old and the best dog I could have ever had.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Oh dear,

I am very sorry to hear that he has. Since we were not able to aid you, I will send your question back to customer service just now.

Please take care, my thoughts are with you,

Dr. B.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you.