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She has not eaten or drank in the last couple of days. Lays

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she has not eaten or drank in the last couple of days. Lays around. She does get up and move about at times. There has been no vomiting or diareah. I looked at her bottom and she does have a clear mucusy discharge
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: I don't think so. she is a 6 year old chihuahua
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.

Hello, My name is ***** ***** forward to assisting you today!I am reviewing your question right now and will reply in a few minutes.

Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.

Was she ever spayed (fixed) when she was younger?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
she is spayed
Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.

Where is the discharge coming from? Does it look like stool or urine?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
From her bottom. It is deffinately not urine.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I did wipe her bottom just to see if the dicharge continues
Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.

She sounds like she is pretty ill. Does she show any interest in eating? Is she painful when you feel her belly?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No intetest in eating. I am going to try to squirt water down her just so she doesn't dehydrate
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No pain when i feel her belly
Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.

You can try to encourage her to eat baby food, warmed canned dog food or boiled hamburger/rice. If she is not eating or drinking, it may be time to take her to a veterinarian.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok. Will do. I know she needs to go, but nobody wants to help unless u can pay up front. Makes it hard when you are on a fixed income.
Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.

I understand and I am sorry to hear that. You can try adding water to soft canned dog food or baby food and syringe feed that to her as well.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
O ok. Will try that. Can i ask what type of baby food. Fruits? Vegetables?
Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.

Any type of meat baby food would be fine. Often times I use turkey, ham, chicken or roast beef.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
O ok. Sounds good. Thank you so very much.
Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.

Not a problem. I hope that she is feeling better soon!

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.

If you have a moment and wouldn't mind giving me a rating, that would be appreciated!

Expert:  Katie replied 10 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Katherine Marcath