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My dog will not eat what should I do? Coby 11, No From

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My dog will not eat what should I do?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is your dog's name and age?
Customer: Coby 11
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Coby?
Customer: No From America
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

Dr. Michael Salkin is typing. Please be patient.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

Over what period of time has Coby been anorexic, please?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
My dog is not eating, he’s drinking water.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

Over what period of time has Coby not been eating, please?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
A day
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
He hasn’t been eating anything.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

A day or anorexia (only) doesn't give us a long enough track record to assess him. Are there any other untoward symptoms - sneezing, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, lameness, etc?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Vomiting, but nothing else.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

Thank you. Can you think of anything Coby ingested that he shouldn't have? Was there an abrupt change in diet?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
He might of licked a bit of sick from another dog 3 days prior to his symptoms.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

That's important history. Has the other dog normalized?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sorry it was any a dog it was a human. He was out in the park and a man had thrown up, without me knowing he went over and licked some of it I had to tell him to stop and move him away. I think it was somebody who was drunk.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
It was not a dog it was a human.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Who threw up.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 days ago.

Ah! Hopefully the human wasn't infectious. I'd like you to be patient with Coby for another 24 hours and then return here with an update. You can bookmark this page for ease of return. It's too early for a vet visit which might be avoided if you see Coby normalize in the next 24 hours. How does that sound to you?