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Well dogs, especially young ones like Suzie can get 24 hour bugs and then recover, this would be quite common especially if they had eaten something they should not have.
I normally suggest home remedies where dogs say have vomiting and diarrhoea but are otherwise quite bright but where they are lethargic and sleeping as in your case then this could be because they are running a temperature ...
In cases like that it would be best to have a vet check her over in case prescription drugs such as antibiotics are required ...
I am happy to suggest home remedies if you so wish but having read your question thoroughly I have to say the safest thing to do is to get a vet involved.
Some owners try and control the situation with diet alone while waiting for their vet's appointment. This is logical and often works, the basis of this is to give the intestinal tract a complete rest and then bring it back slowly to function, resting the alimentary tract is the critical factor. It would go something like this ...A. Starve her for 24 hours but make sure she has access to water.B. The next day feed her four or five small light meals in the day. These meals should be the likes of chicken, fish, scrambled egg etc. with a little rice.C. If she picks up on this diet gradually reintroduce her normal diet over the next few days.3. Live yogurt added to the food can often help. Some gastro-enteritis situations are caused by an imbalance in the bacteria in your dog's gut. Live yogurt is full of " good " bacteria and will seed them into your dog's intestinal tract and restore the balance.