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Our 14 year old shih tzu started vomiting 8 days ago. I took…

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Our 14 year old shih tzu started vomiting 8 days ago. I took her to the vet who gave her antibiotics and had us take her off of all food and water for 24 hours, then ice cube for three hours then small amounts of water for three hours, then small amounts of food and water every two hours for an additional day.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

When offered her regular food she would not eat it. After about the fourth day we gave her small amounts of meat and cottage cheese, which she did eat a little of. She did eat a small amount of yogurt also. These are very small amounts. She has been very lethargic for the last week. every once in a while she has a spurt of energy for about 1/2 hour then back to napping. She does drink water often but barley eats at all. This morning the 8th day since at the vet, she has been vomiting yellow to clear fluid, about 8 times. Can I do anything to help her?

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Holly.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Holly?

She will not eat her normal food at all, so we keep trying to encourage her to eat something. She did except some chicken broth once but not a 2nd time. Anything she will eat is got to be better than nothing. I'm afraid we will soon have to put her down.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Hello. This is Dr. Hill. With Holly showing no real signs of improvement, she really needs to go back to your local veterinarian, have some bloodwork done and be placed on iv fluid support while they are uncovering the cause. She will only get more debilitated if she continues not to eat. Best to get her back in to your local hospital for supportive care. The blood work should help determine if there is something that they can do to help her or if it is best to help her pass peacefully. Please ask any follow up questions.

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

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