Lethargic along with vomiting a handful of times over a week, Some have been with food, and some have been liquidy like

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Customer: Lethargic along with vomiting a handful of times over a week
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Does the vomit look liquidy or foamy? Is there food in it?
Customer: Some have been with food, and some have been liquidy like stomach bile
JA: Could the dog have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: Not they we're aware. Maybe the occasional bit of stuffing from a toy
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Callie. 2
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Also has rash around her vaginal area. Red and flaky blotches
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Good afternoon Anthony!

Thank you for your patience! I’m very sorry to hear you are experiencing these issues, but I appreciate you reaching out to us for assistance. Hopefully, I can help.

I’m so sorry Callie has been lethargic and vomited a handful of times over a week and that she has a rash around her vaginal area. You must be so worried.

I have a few questions I will ask below that will help me to understand what might be going on with her.

  • Is she spayed?
  • Has it been exceptionally hot there?
  • Does she often eat the stuffing out of her toys?

Please be aware I am a licensed veterinarian, but I am not your pet’s veterinarian and cannot examine your pet, so I cannot legally provide you with any specific veterinary medical advice such as diagnosis or prescribing medication. However, I can generally speak to help you understand resources that may help you, advise you to seek medical attention, and provide support.

Thank you!
Yes Callie is spayed.I would say it's fairly hot here. Mid to high 90s early summer, recently it has been cooler mid 80s.
I'd say she doesn't go out of her way to eat stuffing, but she does eat some little bits here and there

Thanks for that information - when you say lethargic, what would you rate Callie on a scale of 1-10?

Probably a 2 or 3 compared to her normal mood. She just wants to lay down.

Hmmm.  Would it be possible to post a picture of the rash?

Customer attachment 6/14/2022 9:17:51 PM

Thank you - mild skin infections usually don't cause lethargy and vomiting, so there is likely another cause.  Sometimes heat alone is enough, but usually not.

Are you trying to avoid a vet visit, or wondering if you should go?

We are definitely taking her to the vet. Just for the sense she isn't acting her normal self. we just wanted to get some type of idea to know the severity I guess?
She also has an area on her neck where her skin has darkened kinda
Customer attachment 6/14/2022 9:22:49 PM
I also have a picture before that area got darker.

OK, with a 2-3 compared to her normal mood, I am going to call whatever it is "moderate severity."  I would recommend she be seen today if possible.

If she were my patient, she would get a blood screen for anemia, organ problems, and infection  - including tickborne disease - as it is that time of year, and an x-ray of her abdomen to see if maybe she has a bit more stuffing moving through than anyone thought and it is causing a problem.

Alrighty well then we will be definitely getting her seen as soon as possible if not today.

That sounds like the smartest course of action

Have I answered your question? I’m very sorry again that Callie is unwell. If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so please let me know if there is anything more I can do. I invite you to ask me any follow-up questions.

Nope thank you so much we'll be taking her to the vet tonight!

You are very welcome Anthony.

It’s truly been my pleasure to provide assistance for you and Callie today and I am so glad you reached out. Please keep me informed about Callie’s condition, if you wish. If you still have more questions about Callie, I would be happy to continue to assist you. If you need more clarification or if something doesn’t make sense, please let me know and I will try to clarify it for you.

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