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My dog is not eating

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My dog is vomiting everything she eats completely undigested. She is drinking water. Went to the vet who did not think she had a blockage as no distension of the abdomen or gas/bloating. Her temperature was normal and heart rate slightly raised. That was two days ago. She was given an anti-emetic but she has just started to vomit the very small amount she ate today.

She is 6 years old and never been sick before.  She is a Belgian Shepherd Dog and normally very lively.  she will go for a walk but looks like an old dog walking slowly.

She hasn't produced any faeces for 36 hours and the last lot were 40% diahorrea and 60% solid brown in colour.

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 2 years ago.
Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 9 years of experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you.
You can have a blockage without distention of the abdomen and without gas and bloating, especially if the obstruction is in the stomach rather than the intestines. I would make sure that your vet has tested for pancreatitis, because that can cause profuse vomiting. But I would recommend a barium series to check for a blockage, because that sounds like the most likely cause of this. I would have your vet check a lipase level, and then run a barium series.
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