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My dog has been throwing up for 2 days. The last time she ate was yesterday. She had plain white rice.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Rylie

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rylie?

She is 10yrs old

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Rylie has been vomiting for the last 2 days. I am sorry to hear about what is happening. One of the main problems we are concerned about with vomiting is dehydration. This could constitute an emergency, so I am going to recommend a few ways to measure the hydration status. There are two methods. The first is to feel the gums. They should feel wet and slippery normally. If they feel dry or sticky then that is a sign of dehydration. This test only works if she is not panting. The second method is called the "skin tent test." This is performed by gently pulling up on the skin behind the shoulders and letting go when you feel resistance. Count how long it takes for the skin to return to a normal position. Normal is less than 2 seconds. Let me know what you find.

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