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Maggie got into something last night it may have been

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Maggie got into something last night it may have been chocolate we're not sure she's had diarrhea pretty much liquid every two 2 1/2 hours she coughs at our white phone nothing else she's very lethargic just wants to be right next to us should we go ahead and take her to the emergency that
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 9 months ago.

I am so sorry to hear Maggie is having such a tough time! Yes if she is having diarrhea and coughing episodes it sounds like we have two different concerns and I would hesitate to allow her discomfort to continue for 12 hours until your veterinarian opens in the morning. With the coughing we want to rule out any issues with her lungs but also without drinking and the severity of the diarrhea I worry about dehydration

I would consider the er tonight to ensure she is stable and hopefully provide her some relief tonight from her symptoms.

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