Q. Vomiting, not eating, and a reddish brown loose bowel. Movement

Tue, Feb 28, 2023

Haven't eaten in 2-3 days. Vomiting clear and yellow stuff.
Is this issue normal or not?

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I'm sorry to hear that your dog is not feeling well. Based on the symptoms you have described, it is possible that your dog is experiencing a gastrointestinal issue. The vomiting, lack of appetite, and loose bowel movements could be caused by a number of things, including viral or bacterial infections, dietary indiscretion, pancreatitis, or a foreign body obstruction.

It is important to note that not eating for two to three days can be a serious issue for dogs, especially if they are not drinking enough water. Dehydration can quickly become a concern and should be monitored closely. Make sure that your dog has access to fresh water at all times and try offering small amounts of food, such as boiled chicken or plain white rice, to entice him to eat.

However, if your dog continues to vomit and/or has diarrhea, it is best to avoid giving him food and seek veterinary care. Your veterinarian can perform a physical exam and recommend diagnostic tests, such as bloodwork and fecal analysis, to determine the underlying cause of your dog's symptoms. In some cases, radiographs or ultrasound may also be recommended.

In the meantime, there are some things you can do at home to help your dog feel more comfortable. Make sure he has a quiet, comfortable place to rest and try to minimize his activity level. Avoid giving him any human food or treats, as this can further irritate his stomach. If your dog continues to vomit, you can try giving him small amounts of water or ice chips to prevent dehydration. However, if he continues to vomit, it is best to withhold water for a few hours and then offer it in small amounts.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.