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i have a 5year old black lab, current on shots,and spayed. her name is XXXXX XXXXX has not eaten anything for the past 4 days but she is drinking water. you can tell she does not feel well as she has been laying around. she has had diarreha(with no consistency at all) and has vomited up the diluted chicken broth i gave her and the rice water i... Read full answer
i have a 5year old black lab, current on shots,and spayed. her name is XXXXX XXXXX has not eaten anything for the past 4 days but she is drinking water. you can tell she does not feel well as she has been laying around. she has had diarreha(with no consistency at all) and has vomited up the diluted chicken broth i gave her and the rice water i have fed to her. i have also tried pedialite. my friend works at a vet place and gave lady a iv solution for dehydration. her stomach does nnot seem to bother her when we feel around it. we live out in the country and at first thought that she got ahold of a dead animal. my other dogs are ok. i cannot afford to take her to the vet as our house payment is late. lady will wag her tail on occasion and she snaps at the flies pretty quickly as far as reflexes go. what can i do
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I'm sorry that Lady isn't feeling well. I understand she hasn't eaten, but you say she is drinking water. In addition, you have tried pedialyte, rice water, and chicken broth, but she has vomited all of those things. What frequency are we talking about with the vomiting?

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In addition, can you please tell me the frequency of diarrhea, and if there is any blood, just watery, or dark brown or black? Does it have a strong odor? What is Lady's attitude? Is she up walking around or just lying around all day? How is her responsive ness to you?
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i am at work during the day and as far as i can tell the vomiting and pure liquid diarreha happens only after i squirt something into her mouth. it does not happen immediately but you can tell she dosnt want it. the diarreha smells like strong poop and i dont see any blood in the vometing and i dont know about the diarreha. i saw her having diarreha at a distant and it was like a brownish waterfall. also she just lays around unless she has to get a drink or go to bathroom. when i place her water bowl in front of her instead of making her get up she will take a drink and then just kind of hover her head abive the bowl. she looks sad

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I understand about needing to pay bills. It is important to keep her hydrated. If she is unable to keep anything by mouth, then IV's or SQ fluids are the only option available as her gut obviously isn't working right. Therefore, you may want to see if you can get some more fluids to be given under the skin which she can absorb over a 24 hour period of time. Some vets will work with you if they know your situation. BotXXXXX XXXXXne, is that I am very concerned that she may have eaten something- gotten a type of "food poisoning" as you describe, or even have an obstruction of the bowel with something she's eaten. Corn cobs are everywhere in the trash and are notorious for doing something like this. I have a lab also so I know how they can be. She hovers over the bowl because she's thirsty- dehydration, but also knows she'll just vomit. Therefore, see about getting assistance with the fluids. I would be afraid to treat the diarrhea without knowing about an obstruction. She really needs a vet exam for that. I hope this is helpful. Good luck with Lady.

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