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My 11 year old Shitzu has been ill with diahrea several

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My 11 year old Shitzu has been ill with diahrea several times day and night during the past 3days..alittle vomiting at first...not eating and of course very lethargic...this happens acassionally ..once a year..never more than 2 days..getting concerned...Thank you..Katherine
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Bijon Schitzu
JA: OK. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the bison?
Customer: She seemed to be eating a lot more than usual...dry dog food and a few spoons of holistis canned food ..water intake as usual
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 7 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 7 months ago.

Hello Katherine! I am sorry you are concerned about your Bichon/Shih Tzu. Diarrhea, vomiting, not eating, and lethargy can be caused by many things.

If you look at her gums, are they a normal bright pink color, or do they seem pale? Can you take her temperature with a rectal thermometer?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 7 months ago.

Is she spayed?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 7 months ago.

How is your dog today? Were you able to see my responses?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 6 months ago.

I have not heard back from you; I hope you are able to see my responses. How is she doing?