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Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  Veterinary Surgeon at Tameside Veterinary Clinic
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I have a chihuahua 13 years old has diarrhea and vomiting!

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I have a chihuahua 13 years old has diarrhea and vomiting!
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Not that I know
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Shakira
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Shakira?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

How long has this been going on for?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It started yesterday
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

Does Shakira have any history of a sensitive stomach?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No she does not have sensitive stomach shes a happy camper , she eats good and drinks water with no problem . Am not sure if it is that shes 13 years old !!
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

Have you changed her food recently?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No we have not changed her food
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

Did she have any new treats or anything out of the ordinary to eat yesterday?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No she always eat the same food and same treats
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

How often is she vomiting? Is she able to keep water down?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She trows up every 30 minutes like thick saliva and she doesnt hold water down she trows up again
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

If she is not keeping water down, I would be keen to have her checked over by your vet. These patients can become dehydrated quite quickly, especially if the have diarrhea aswell as they have no way of hydrating themselves. She may need some medical assistance to inhibit the vomiting so she can keep water down or may benefit from IV fluids to help her hydration.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.
Hi,

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

Richard Rawling