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Vomiting and dihorea but there is something wrong with her

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Vomiting and dihorea but there is something wrong with her ears
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Dog mix breed we rescued her from Bosnia
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: No
JA: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: I don't care about mess she has been shacking her head for a long time
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: We try to help her but she won't let us near she yelps
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 21 days ago.

Hi there, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear she has this issue and understand your concern.

What age is she?

When did her signs begin?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
3
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
4 weeks
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 21 days ago.

Has she had the stomach upset for 4 weeks or the ear discomfort?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 21 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I will certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

Vomiting and diarrhoea can have a wide range of causes including pancreatitis, a viral or bacterial infection, parasites, an abrupt diet change etc.

Short term, the main thing is that she is happy to eat and drink, is not losing weight and is nicely hydrated. Her abdomen should not be bloated and she should have pink and wet gums. She should be able to go on walks and not be lethargic.

It is sensible to stop all rich food, treats and chews and to offer just chicken and rice, alongside plenty of water.

Do ensure she is up to date with a good quality wormer such as Panacur.

With regards ***** ***** it sounds like they are causing her a lot of distress.

We would consider e.g.


  • Ear mites

  • A bacterial or fungal infection

  • A foreign body within the ear

  • A ruptured ear drum

  • Etc

It is very important a vet checks the ears, swabbing any discharge for infection and ensuring the ear drums are not ruptured.

The vet may need to sedate her to do this properly. They will clean out any wax /debris and may instil long-lasting antibiotics if she is not the kind of dog who can be medicated.

Of course, while at the vet's, they will also give her a full check over and look further into the reason for her stomach upset.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 21 days ago.

I do hope this helps and please let me know if there is anything else.

Take care,

Linda