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dog is vomiting, has chills, tremorse, lethargy, barely able to walk

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Dog was fine and happyt...
Dog was fine and happyt yesterday, ok this am, threw up wad of grass yesterday and another wad early but seemed happy after, by mid afternoon seemed very weak and quiet, hard to move, clearly having chills , vomited again about 7 pm, very weak bu then got up and drank a few swallos of water.
Submitted: 9 years ago.Category: Dog
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Customer reply replied 9 years ago

Age: >12; Male; Breed: Ger Shrthr


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Keep warm, try to give water, seemed to go down awfully fast for a dog who was in great health
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Mel, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 years ago
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Please take your dog to the vet right away. I am worried your dog may be bleeding internally. Some older dogs will develop tumors on the spleen that rupture and start bleeding suddenly. It is also possible that your dog got into a toxin of some kind. Check his side. If he has a swollen side he may have a twisted stomach. This is a surgical emergency.

You are correct a dog in good health that suddenly wont get up is in trouble.

Seek attention for him now.

Good Luck.

Melanie Crovo, DVM

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