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6 yr old female westie lethargic and a bit stiff in her walk.did

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6 yr old female westie lethargic and a bit stiff in her walk.did not urinate to day ,she did manure ,vomited up a yellow bile coloured fluid on three occasions to day ,what would be wrong .
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.

Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear about your Westie.

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

There are so many conditions that can cause these symptoms: eating something spoiled or indigestible, pancreatitis, infections, internal diseases ( liver, kidney, etc.).

Rebecca :

I am worried she is not drinking or urinating. She may be dehydrated.

Rebecca :

If you look at her gums, are they a normal bright pink color?

Rebecca :

If you gently pinch some skin over her shoulders and let it go, it should go back into position in less than one second. If it takes longer, she is dehydrated.

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I am not seeing responses from you. I hope you can see what I am writing!

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The website times this live chat out after 10 minutes, so I will try to connect with you another way if I do not hear from you soon.

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If her gums are pink and her skin pinch test is less than one second, she is probably stable for now.

Rebecca :

Until you can get her checked by your veterinarian, I would try to get her to take liquids like water or broth.

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Yellow vomit is just a sign of vomiting on an empty stomach and is not an unusual finding.

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The stiff walk could indicate abdominal pain. Some conditions, like pancreatitis, are very painful.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
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