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My dogs been poorly vomiting for 2days, I took him to pdsa

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Hi my dogs been poorly vomiting for 2days
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Does the vomit look liquidy or foamy? Is there food in it?
Customer: I took him to pdsa who has gave him an injection yesterday and from that my dog has gone down poorly
JA: Could he have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: It was foamy but Now it's just all undigested food
JA: What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: James William's 14yrs
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: The dog is constantly sleepy
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear James is so poorly.Did the vet run any tests such as a blood test?
Has he had any other signs such as weight loss, diarrhoea, pale gums or a bloated abdomen?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Blotted abdominal
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
He has a bloated abdomen? When did this start?
And any other symptoms? Perhaps panting, drooling or an increased thirst?Did the vet run any tests when they saw him and, if so, what were the results?I am personally unable to make calls but am happy to continue talking via typing if that's OK.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I really need a call
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
I cannot make calls but your request is now open to all vets. If someone is available to call, they will do so.
I am available to help via typing; my apologies for the inconvenience.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Will she call me at some point
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
I can't speak for another vet.
I can advise via typing if you can answer the questions above.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I need answers my dog needs help and pdsa has a lot to answear for what do I do
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
To clarify, this is an online advice service and not a vet clinic (such as the pdsa).If you are able to answer the questions I've asked above, I will try my best to help.If you can only talk via a call, I will opt out of the question.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Bloating started this evening
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
Thank you.
So to confirm, James started vomiting 2 days ago and became bloated this evening. He is also lethargic.
Despite seeing the vet yesterday, he is no better.
He has no other signs.Did the vet run any tests such as a blood test?
Are his gums pink and wet?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
He did have a little growling this evening
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
his gums are pinkish
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No tests as yet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
Thank you. And are his gums wet to the touch?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
His gums are dry / tacky?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
Ok, I am typing my full reply now now will take a few minutes.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.
Dry gums tells us James is dehydrated, which is very concerning given his age and lethargy.
Try to encourage him to eat some warm chicken or white fish mixed with rice and water. However, if he doesn't eat or he vomits it, he needs to see a vet ASAP. He may require some supplemental fluids.His signs of lethargy and vomiting could have many causes including an infection, liver disease, kidney disease, pancreatitis, gut obstruction etc.At this point, we need to run some tests to determine what is going on. As well as re-examining him, a blood test would be useful.Treatment will depend on what is going on. If very poorly, he may be hospitalised on a drip with IV medicine.Hopefully we can get him treated soon and he will be feeling better.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.

I hope this is all OK.

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