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Wed, Apr 3, 2024

Sunday after noon my dog started vomiting she vomited 3 times that day and had diarrhea then the next day she still had diarrhea but she was able to eat and drink and now she can't eat or drink anything she drinks some but not near enough she's sleepy a lot too


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These could range from dietary indiscretion (eating something they shouldn't have) to infections (viral or bacterial), parasites, or even more serious conditions such as toxin exposure or gastrointestinal obstruction.

For now, it's essential to ensure she stays hydrated. If she's not drinking enough, change the water frequently, and place the water in several places. Adding a very small amount of sugar to the water may also help. However, do not force water if she is vomiting after drinking.

Probiotics formulated for dogs might also be beneficial in restoring healthy gut flora, which can be disrupted during episodes of diarrhea and vomiting. But it won't be an immediate solution to the underlying problem.

Please keep a close eye on her for any changes. If she continues to refuse food and water, her lethargy worsens, or if she shows signs of dehydration (dry gums, sunken eyes, or skin that doesn't snap back quickly when pinched), these are red flags. Additionally, if she develops new symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, blood in her vomit or stool, or if she becomes unresponsive, these are serious and warrant immediate veterinary attention.

Because she is so young, not eating for more than 2 days can be very fatal. I recommend taking her to the hospital if possible.

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