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She threw up yesterday and refused to eat got her to eat chicken. Today she won’t eat had diarrhea once today

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Vomiting and diarrhea in a 7-month-old dog can be caused by a variety of issues, ranging from dietary indiscretion to infections, parasites, or even stress. Since she was able to eat chicken yesterday but is refusing food today and has had diarrhea, it's important to ensure she stays hydrated. Offer small amounts of water frequently, and you can also provide an electrolyte solution to help maintain her hydration.

If she's not vaccinated, she could be at risk for more serious illnesses like parvovirus, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea and is a life-threatening emergency.

For now, withhold food for 12-24 hours to allow her gastrointestinal tract to settle. After this period, you can introduce a bland diet—boiled chicken and rice are good options—in small, frequent meals. If she tolerates this and her appetite returns, gradually reintroduce her regular diet over the next few days.

Watch for additional symptoms that may indicate a more serious condition and would require immediate veterinary attention. These include repeated vomiting or diarrhea, especially if it's frequent or contains blood; signs of pain such as whining or reluctance to move; a bloated abdomen; lethargy; or a significant decrease in water intake. If she shows any of these signs, or if her current symptoms persist for more than 48 hours despite the above measures, seek veterinary care promptly.

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