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Diabetic. Vomiting. Drinking a lot of water won't eat

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Diabetic. Vomiting. Drinking a lot of water won't eat anything
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: No normal can food
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Buddy 10
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Buddy?
Customer: No diabetic. Has not eat n 2 days. Should I give insulin has not vomited today but still won't eat
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. If he hasn't been eating, it is not a good idea to give insulin because you can cause the blood sugar to get too low. If a diabetic is not eating for a couple of days and is vomiting, I would be extremely concerned that something serious is going on. It could be related to a pancreatitis, but I would be very concerned about diabetic ketoacidosis, which can developed if the diabetes has gotten uncontrolled. The excessive breakdown of fat can cause some severe issues. My best recommendation is to get him in to see a vet immediately. Illnesses can be far more severe when they are diabetic. They are not able to compensate very well. That only thing that can be given without much worry for nausea would be Pepcid (5 mg per 10 lbs of body weight daily). If he seems like he is resting comfortably and not in distress, it may be okay to wait until morning. I just get extra concerned when it comes to diabetics. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

Hello. I was just following up to see how Buddy is doing and to see if you have any further questions.