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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Second opinion] my puppy will be 1 month old tomorrow. He is

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Second opinion] Hi, my puppy will be 1 month old tomorrow. He is a part of 5 puppies born that day. While his litter mates are all fat an healthy and feed without a problem, this one tries to eat but only ends up throwing up almost immediately. He is actually pretty skinny. I am concernedJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did will eat anything unusual?Customer: No, just mama's milk and waterJA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about will?Customer: Last night I started feeding him Pedialyte diluted with water, as I heard it's good for dog's who won't eat, but even he's also thrown up after that
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Dr. B's recommendations are appropriate. We need to consider that his pup suffers from esophageal dysfunction... the symptoms of which are regurgitation in close proximity to eating. Megaesophagus (a ballooning out of the normally rigid esophagus), cricopharyngeal achalasia (a swallowing defect), and congenital (present at birth) myasthenia gravis (a neuromuscular disease) are all important considerations. Which breed is he, please?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

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

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