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My dog has been vomiting for the past 2 days. She has not be n eating much. She just vomited again, and it was dark and smelled like feces. she has also recently been diagnosed with tumors in her bladder and around her small intestine. We have an appointment with an oncologist on Wednesday, but should I take her to the emergency vet now? (It's 11 pm)

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?

She is 17 years old, mixed breed. She has been drinking a lot of water today.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Scott Perry, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand your dog has been vomiting the last 2 days and not eating well. I am sorry to hear about that. You mentioned she will be seeing an oncologist soon. Can you please tell me what is her diagnosis? Also, how many times has she vomited within the last 24 hours?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
She has masses in her bladder and around her small intestine that were diagnosed a month ago. We are still waiting to see the oncologist.
But today she vomited at 4 am, again after she ate at 8 am and tonight at 11 pm. The last one smelled like feces and was black.
She hasn’t been interested in food since breakfast, and hasn’t eaten anything since. I also have her 10 mg of
Dog Specialist: Scott Perry, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

10 mg of what? Pepcid?

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Dog Specialist: Scott Perry, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Thank you. The decision to need to see a veterinarian soon will depend on her level of dehydration. She will likely need a stronger medication for nausea and Zofran or Cerenia are going to be better options. However, if she is not dehydrated then it can wait until tomorrow. The way to check for dehydration is to perform one of two tasks. The most accurate method is to feel the gums. They should feel wet and slippery when you move your finger over them. If they feel dry or sticky then she is dehydrated. The other way to measure is to perform a "skin tent" test. To do this, gently pull up on the skin over the shoulders and let go when you feel resistance. Count how long it takes for the skin to return to a normal position. A normal count is less than 2 seconds. If it is delayed then that is an indicator of dehydration. If the skin stays elevated and does not return to normal then that is a measure of severe dehydration. She should be seen tonight if this is observed.

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Dog Specialist: Scott Perry, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

For tonight, it would be recommended to not offer any food and only small amounts of water at a time. Giving Pepcid is OK.

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Dog Specialist: Scott Perry, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

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