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My chihuahua has diabetes. My other chihuahua was sick with flu like symptoms a few days and got better. the chihuahua with diabetes has picked up the same symptons and would not eat yesterday and I could not give insulin. Today she is throwing up blood. everything is closed. should i drive to a big city where a vet might be open or wait for mine till tomorrow

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

No, she wont eat at all. she is very listless, i am very worried

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your Chihuahua?

She has a heart murmur and diabetes. I give her humulin N twice a day. she did not get any yesterday because it needs to be given when she eats and i could not get her to eat anything

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am so sorry your little one is ill on this holiday. Given her size and medical history I would strongly urge the drive the er and not wait a 12-18 hour period for your veterinarian to open tomorrow. Vomiting blood indicates a gi ulcer which can progress to a perforation of the stomach, especially with her history and I would hate for this to progress to life threatening issues if not handled swiftly

My thoughts are with you both. I have two Chi's and know how precious they can be to us!

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses. Please let me know how else I can assist you both today, you are in my thoughts

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Good afternoon, I wanted to check in on your Chi to see how she was feeling today and if you were able to get her to the veterinary er? I would love an update when you are able

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

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