Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

She is not eating or drinking very much. She has had

Customer Question
she is not eating or...
she is not eating or drinking very much. She has had vomiting and regurgitation off and on for several years. Just ruled out mega esophagus with x-ray at emergency pet hospital yesterday and we are looking at $5,000 in testing to determine (maybe) what is wrong. Bowels Movements are normal.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: No, but she did have a blackish liquid in her crate several weeks ago that seemed to have no odor and no food particles in it.
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Cookies
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cookies?
Customer: She is still wagging her tail and has lost 8 pounds in a year and 3 of those in the last 30 days.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 9 hours by:
10/10/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,719
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you upload a copy of Cookie's lastest test results to our conversation? I understand that you might not have a copy at home but her vet can give you one which you can scan into your computer and then give me the file link or you can photograph the pages and upload them by using the paperclip icon (if you can see that icon) or by using an external app such as dropbox.com/

Has therapy to address presumptive inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) been attempted with an immunosuppressive dose of a glucocorticosteroid such as prednisone, the antiinflammatory antibiotic metronidazole, or both?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,719
31,719 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,112 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,980 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,897 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,134 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,745 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My 9 month old pit mix didn't eat or drink anything at all
My 9 month old pit bull mix didn't eat or drink anything at all yesterday. The food part isn't alarming on it's own, we've had her for six months and she's never had a big appetite. Since the weather … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,511 satisfied customers
My 6 year old Bernese Lancelot has not been eating for a few
My 6 year old Bernese Lancelot has not been eating for a few days. This has happened twice now, both times following a ten hour drive (we went home for the holidays). He ate normally after switching f… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,383 satisfied customers
He is not eating, vomiting and diarrhea...sleeping a
He is not eating, vomiting and diarrhea...sleeping a lot....What can I do? … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
564 satisfied customers
My dog has almost fully stopped eating and is becoming
My dog has almost fully stopped eating and is becoming skinny. She will not any dry dog food but will eat some humans food, only a few bites.… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,383 satisfied customers
She eat chocolate. Nothing right now. My dog eat chocolate.
She eat chocolate JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog? Customer: Nothing right now JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt? Customer: My dog eat chocolate JA: Can you … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
My 13 month Teddy Bear would not eat kibble, tried different
Hi there, my 13 month Teddy Bear would not eat kibble, tried different ones. Now am feeding her raw lamb and rabbit snacks. She likes Barkworthy angus tendons. for breakfast she has freeze dried chick… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,511 satisfied customers
Not interested in eating kibble, but will eat turkey lunch
Not interested in eating kibble, but will eat turkey lunch meat. Still drinking water too. He is on minocycline due to kennel cough, but I noticed he had some stomach upset while on it. Tonight, his b… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
He's throwing up and won't eat. He's been at the vet for a 4
He's throwing up and won't eat. He's been at the vet for a 4 days and they have done blood work a Berum test and found nothing. They said he's getting worse and it may be time to put him down. … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,511 satisfied customers
My dog is not eating. She is drinking water but not eating
My dog is not eating. She is drinking water but not eating her food. She has her tail between her legs and will allow me to massage her bottom (which it rare) She doesn't appear to have pain in that a… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,980 satisfied customers
He vomited immediately after eating his dinner, he is eating
He vomited immediately after eating his dinner, he is eating a massive ton of grass now. He did get into a wooden coaster earlier today. … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,850 satisfied customers
She has diarrhea vomiting but won't eat nor drink. No I keep
No I keep her eat habit regular and she started this morning with the symptoms … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,383 satisfied customers
MY6 MONTH OLD LABRADOODLE EATS POOP OF OTHER ANIMALS. GETS
mY6 MONTH OLD LABRADOODLE EATS POOP OF OTHER ANIMALS. GETS SICK VERY OFTEN. HAS HAD COCCIDIA AND NOW HAS C DIFFICILE AND C PERFRINGENS. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
31,719 satisfied customers
Wont eat, tummy growling, and bubbling, she wants to be
wont eat, tummy growling, and bubbling, she wants to be held, all the time, she is almost 10 yo, always playful and active until this, … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,383 satisfied customers
She will not eat anything -did not eat chicken this morning.
She will not eat anything -did not eat chicken this morning. just tried to give her cheese or broth. No go. Not even water. Belly is not bloated. Ears are cool. Nose is cool and wet. I suspect kitty l… read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
Vomiting and diarrhea. Dog is hungry and eats chicken and
vomiting and diarrhea. Dog is hungry and eats chicken and rice, but then has diarrhea, sometimes vomits, and wants to eat grasses and other vegetation. Started 3-4 days ago. Otherwise healthy 7-yr old… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,511 satisfied customers
She has a 104 fever, diarriaha, not eating. Her ultra sound
She has a 104 fever, diarriaha, not eating. Her ultra sound showed a lot of fluid in her institians. She is on 2 antibiotics, pain med and meds for her stomach. Vet said either bad infection or cancer… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,511 satisfied customers
She was weak and tired and would not eat right and lost a
she was weak and tired and would not eat right and lost a lot of weight. Took her to my local vet and she was diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel condition. He gave me some meds and some special food… read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
354 satisfied customers
My 7-yr old male labradoodle has inflammatory bowel disease.
My 7-yr old male labradoodle has inflammatory bowel disease. he was put on a wormer yesterday; this morning he vomited watery pink fluid and is pretty lethargic. Should I take him to an emergency vet … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,451 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x