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My dog is vomiting and diarrhoea since 2 days, Is good in it

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Hi , my dog is vomiting and diarrhoea since 2 days
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Does the vomit look liquidy or foamy? Is there food in it?
Customer: Is good in it and the poo is like water
JA: Could the dog have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: not really I gave him rice
JA: What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: knoxie 6 years old Pomeranian
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Bonxie?
Customer: he got better yesterday and today started again to vomit and diarrhoea
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern for Knoxie.Is he active and happy to eat?
Are his gums pink and wet?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
He’s active and he’s eating , only now after he vomited is a bit slow
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
His gums are dry and not pink
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
What colour ate his gums?
Has he been drinking?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
He’s drinking water , his gums dark red but always been like that
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
his gums are dry / tacky to the touch rather than wet? Is this correct?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I know is 16 pounds
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
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Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
Dry gums are a red flag. They tell us a dog is dehydrated.As he has had vomiting and diarrhoea, it is likely his "outgoing" fluids are more than those going in.Vomiting and diarrhoea can have many causes including a viral or bacterial infection, pancreatitis, parasites, gut obstruction or toxicity.As he's dehydrated, he should be seen ASAP.The vet will examine him and may run some tests such as a blood and urine test as well as an abdominal scan.His treatment will depend on what's found and may include fluids, anti nausea medicine and antibiotics.Offer small and frequent meals of boiled chicken and rice.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
What about dog food ?
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
This isnt often tolerated when a dog is vomiting and isn't advised unless it is a specific prescription diet.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.

I do hope this has helped and please let me know if you have any further questions,

Take care,