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My Shi Tzu has been off his food for several days. I gave…

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My Shi Tzu has been off his food for several days. I gave him scrambled eggs and he ate those. We drove to Virginia 2 days ago for holidays. He's eaten very little..some potatoes and a little egg. But last night he threw it all up and the diarrhea started. And noticed a few small worms in his poop. Very listless.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

Today being Thanksgiving everything is closed. Emergency vet is 2 hours away so I'm torn by what to do. Perhaps if there's something I can do to make him comfortable until tomorrow.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I would hang tough. You do not have to take him yet.

I would give him some Zantac at 1.0 MG/KG three times a day

NO food for the rest of today

Water or pedialyte is fine.

I would start back with cooked hamburger and rice tomorrow.

This may just be an episode of acute gastritis.

How old is he?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago

Hi Paul,

He's about 11 years old. We battled fleas for awhile.. they're gone now.. But he got worms during that time and I thought were gotten rid of them but I saw them this morning when he had diarrhea. That could explain why he's lost weight. He's such a little guy and looks so sick.

Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Thanks.

We do want to deal with the worms but I dont think they are causing the current signs.

Lets give him the Zantac and then update me in two hours

Okay?

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
Hi Carol,

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

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