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My dog won’t eat or drink. He’s not his usual self. He has his tail pressed against his bottom and there’s a brownish liquid coming out. He throws up a clearish goopy stuff. He won’t let me open his mouth. I thought it was something he ate but he has refused to eat anything since last night. Is there anything I can do? I don’t have a lot of money for the vet and I’m worried about my dog.
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Dr. Rachel
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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 King isn't feeling well. How many times has he vomited and when did that start?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Two days ago and he only vomited twice last night. The first time was a brownish color the second it was clear

Ok, there are a few different things that cause the signs that King is showing, including ingestion of a foreign body and intestinal blockage and viral or bacterial gastrointestinal infection (including parvovirus), among other things. Is he up to date on his vaccines? Regarding the brownish liquid coming out of his bottom, that could be diarrhea as well as anal gland issues. Since there could be so much going on, I recommend taking him in for an exam and some lab work. Depending on those results, your vet may also recommend some abdominal x-rays. I know money is tight but there really isn't anything you can do at home at this point. You can give some Pepcid to try to make him more comfortable until you can get him to the vet, but you should definitely still take him in. I can give you the Pepcid dose. About how much does King weigh?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Maybe 20 pounds. I have no idea how much he weighs

You can give him a 20 mg Pepcid tablet to help settle his stomach.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you

You're welcome. Good luck with him. 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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