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I have a 10 yr old lab that hasn't eaten in several days and…

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I have a 10 yr old lab that hasn't eaten in several days and now seems to have trouble keeping water down.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Sheena

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

We recently returned from a hunting trip. When she travels, she wont really eat. I have to entice her to get her to eat anything. It has been this way since she was a pup. I just have to make sure she doesn't over exert herself. So, I keep her close and on short hunts.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here.

I would be happy to help you.

This may be something as simple as acute gastritis but she is older and we have to consider pancreatitis or organ enlargement.

Complicating things is that she cant keep water down and so she is going to get dehydrated.

I dont like to have to recommend this but she should be examined and have her blood and urine tested.

They can then give her anti-vomit meds and fluids

Based on her age I would also recommend an abdominal ultrasound at some point to evaluate her intra-abdominal organs.

Make sense?

Paul

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