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She is 12 years old and she started vomiting and has bloody

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She is 12 years old and she started vomiting and has bloody diarrhea and will not eat. She never leaves the back yard, where she goes to the bathroom?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: She is a
JA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?
Customer: yes, she is a white lab
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the animal eat anything unusual?
Customer: We are not forsure. We do not believe so
JA: What is the's name?
Customer: Cocanut
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cocanut?
Customer: She had a complete histrectime 3 years ago, I don't think I spelled that correctly
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has she has these signs?

How much blood is she passing? A spoonful, more or less?

What does the vomit look like?

Can she keep water down?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could she have eaten something she should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Since yesterday,
lots of it
Vomit is clear
she can not keep water down but drinks lots of it
her gums are pale white and sticky
doesn't seem to have discomfort
We don't believe she has ate anything that she shouldn't had
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Oh dear,

If she is passing large volumes of blood and has pale/white gums, this is an emergency situation. It suggests a severe gut bleed potentially from eating something sharp, caustic or poisonous. As well, we can see this in dogs that have gut tumors, stomach ulcers, or problems with blood clotting (from poison or bone marrow disease). In this case, this is unfortunately not a case you can manage at home. She needs to see a local vet urgently for fluids, possible blood transfusion, and symptomatic care to help her overcome this.

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Kind regards,

Dr. B.


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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank You so much
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

You are very welcome, my dear.

Best wishes for you both,

Dr. B.

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

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

Dr. B.