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Took our 1 year old american bulldog to vet this am. He was

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Took our 1 year old american bulldog to vet this am. He was throwing up multiple times white foam. Won't eat. Did xray showed foggy substance in stomach. Brought him home with vomit pills. Go back mon for a dye ro be injected. Now he is not moving or drinking
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is***** but you can call me Dr. H, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I am so sorry to hear that your pet Robin Ray has gotten significantly worse since seeing the vet this morning.

I am very concerned about him not moving. Can you please look at his gums. Are they pale, pale pink, or pink?

Does he have any labored breathing?

- Dr. H

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
They are pale pink
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

Ok. Any labored breathing or does he seem to be in pain from his belly?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No. Just sad looking
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He shakes some when he is laying down
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

Ok how long has he been down for?

I am concerned that he may have eaten a foreign object that is stuck in his stomach if they detected an opacity there. He sounds highly unstable and possibly in need of surgery to remove whatever is in there.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Today. Yes vet said they saw a foggy substance in stomach. Giving him dye on monday.
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

Ok. Yes it seems they are trying to determine if this is a foreign object. However if your pet gets significantly worse before Monday then more drastic measures have to be taken to stabilize him.

If a foreign object is there then he will definitely be lethargic and unwell. However if he remains that way and continues to vomit, dehydration and severe electrolyte abnormalities can occur which can make him considerably sicker and be life threatening in severe cases.

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

Poor guy. You really are in quite a predicament. I am surprised your vet is waiting until Monday and did not refer you out to another hospital to get immediate attention. We don't want to wait when it comes to potential foreign bodies in pets. The longer you wait, the worse things can get.

- Dr. H