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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog hasn't eaten 6 days been sick when eats and

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My dog hasn't eaten for about 6 days been sick when eats and yesterday started been sick after drinking water will he be ok till Wednesday he going to vets
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Where is my answers
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I believe it's because there's no manner in which we can tell you if Jack can make it until Wednesday without performing a physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests and perhaps imaging in the form of X-rays or ultrasound. Please do a few things for me... Look at his gums and tongue - they should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia) or bluish-greyish (hypoxia/lack of oxygen to his tissues).Please assess his respiratory rate at rest. He should be taking less than 40 breaths/minute at rest.Please take his rectal temperature. Any body thermometer will do placed 1/5" into his rectum for 1 minute. Normal is 100.5-102.5F Please let me know what you find.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Hi Julia,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Jack. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin