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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Dog wont eat keeps bring food straight back up drinking loads

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dog wont eat keeps bring food straight back up drinking loads of water
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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How long has Junior been anorexic and polydipsic (increased thirst)? If for more than 3 days, I need to be concerned about all of the disorders more commonly found in an older dog that cause such symptoms - both renal and hepatic insufficiency, urinary tract infection involving the kidneys, diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease (he would also be polyphagic/increased hunger, however), electrolye (sodium, potassium, chloride) imbalances, hypercalcemia (increased serum calicum level), and the rarer diabetes insipidus and Addison's disease.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
this would be his 4th day
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. Junior has exceeded my 72 hour "watchful waiting" period. Past this time he's going to become quite dehydrated and electrolyte imbalanced even with his polydipsia. I know that you didn't come to this site to be told that he needs to be attended to by his vet but that's the best advice I can give you at this time. His vet will need to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests. Please continue our conversation if you wish.