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My boy has what seem to be scabs on his nipples. He's also…

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My boy has what seem to be scabs on his nipples. He's also been puking and had really runny poop. He peed in the house twice yesterday and 3 times in the store, he's house broken so it's really unusual behavior. I'm worried he might be really sick.

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

Nothing that I can think of. He eats Merrick brand food amd we give him a fiber supplement but that's it.

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

Just the general info about him, he's a 1.5 year old, intact, Husky Shepherd. Very happy and very loving, gets plenty of exercise. He's been shedding a lot, but that's normal for this time of year.

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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear your dog is having some GI and skin issues. When you see these signs together, the most common cause is food allergies. However, other problems need to be ruled out first. I recommend taking your dog to the vet so they can check his stool for GI parasites. They may also recommend doing some blood work. If that is normal, I recommend a prescription food trial. If his problems go away on the diet food and come when he is taken off it, he has food allergies and should continue the prescription diet. Other causes of vomiting and diarrhea, in addition to GI parasites and food allergies, include ingestion of a foreign body, a viral or bacterial infection, and pancreatitis, to name a few. So the first step would be to have an exam and a stool check done at your vet's office.

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Thank you so much. I have an appointment scheduled for him tomorrow.

You're very welcome. Good luck with him. And, if I have been helpful, I would greatly appreciate your 5-star rating. I would also be happy to continue our conversation if you have any other questions or concerns.

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