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My 4 month old chihuahua fox mix got sick 3 day ago he was

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My 4 month old chihuahua fox mix got sick 3 day ago he was lethargic not eating but drinking water then today not drinking more lethargic looking worse looks like bloody poop I'm forcing water and broth by syringe he is like my child I I'm poor I can't afford a vet visit please help me
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Was throwing up foam at first and I think he ate something not food or a bug his sister was the was the 3 day before him she got well with me forcing broth and water but she wasn't pooping blood looking stuff she is smaller
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How much blood was in the diarrhea? Was it just a bit or was it all bloody/mucusy?

Has your lad been vaccinated?

What do you think he could have eaten? Any bones, toxins, toys, plants, etc?

Can he keep 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?