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She is a maltipoo and has always eat good and about 4 or 5…

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She is a maltipoo...

She is a maltipoo and has always eat good and about 4 or 5 days ago she strted to throw up and then she qui doing that and has eat n othing more than a tablespoon of food in 3 days she drinks wa ter continually all day wakes up through the night wants water any suggestions you have I an do for her. no vets open today or tomorrow

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

She just lays in her bed all the time no energy

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

No

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

She just does not actlike she feels good at all she just lays there and her eyes look very weak

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with your maltipoo. How old is she, please? Is she intact or spayed?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
She is 3 yrs. and has been spayed
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Thank you. Her drinking excessively (polydipsia), vomiting, and anorexia are danger signs for quite a few disorders.

Drinking more than usual (polydipsia) and urinating a higher volume of urine (polyuria) are danger signs for quite a few disorders. They include the following:

hepatic (liver) insufficiency

renal (kidney) insufficiency (important)

urinary tract infection involving the kidneys

diabetes mellitus (polyphagia/increased hunger is also seen)

Cushing’s disease/hyperadrenocortisolism (polyphagia/increased hunger is also seen) - rare at her age

hyperthyroidism (polyphagia/increased hunger is also seen) - rare at her age

hypercalcemia (increased serum calcium level often seen with lymphoma, a negative prognosticator in renal insufficiency, and primary hyperparathyroidism)

electrolyte (sodium, potassium, chloride) imbalances

Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism)

diabetes insipidus

brain tumor involving the hypothalamus

Her vet will need to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of fasted (for at least 4 hours prior to a blood draw; never restrict water, however) blood and urine tests in order to clarify what those symptoms are signifying. I understand your logistical constraints at this time, however. She's ill enough to prompt the attention of an ER vet at this time. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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