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My dog is vomiting water and doesn't eat. She did vomit in

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Hi, My dog is vomiting water and doesn't eat. She did vomit in the morning, but was fine during a run in the park. Since the run she has vomited 3 times
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. A lack of appetite can seem worrying. Does the dog also seem more tired than usual?
Customer: yes
JA: Does the dog seem to be in any pain?
Customer: no she still barks at the workers in the garden
JA: What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: she is about 9m old. Sadie
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Sadie?
Customer: not really
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  A. Didiano, DVM replied 13 days ago.
Hello, this is Alessandro, a UK based vet. I am reviewing your question and will provide a reply shortly. Thanks
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Actually, I forgot to mention she was also loose this morning.
Expert:  A. Didiano, DVM replied 13 days ago.

I am sorry this has happened, poor Sadie.

I have a few questions, which will help me to better understand her clinical signs:

- How are her energy levels?

- Any diarrhoea at all? When did she last pass stools?

- Could she have eaten anything unusual?


Expert:  A. Didiano, DVM replied 13 days ago.

Ah ok, you answered one of my questions already, thanks :)

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
No, I am on the phone to see if a vet here is open. I can't call
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
a little sluggish.
she pass stools last about 10am. I didn't try to feed her until about 30 min ago, and she didn't eat
I dont know about eating something unusual. Unlikely but possible.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
During the run in the park she was very energetic. No problem at all.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
She does swim in the park too. But she did throw up also before we went. So I dont think it is relevant.
Expert:  A. Didiano, DVM replied 13 days ago.

Thank you for your reply.

Vomiting and diarrhoea are non-specific clinical signs. This means they do not point towards a specific diagnosis, but they can be caused by a variety of conditions.

In Sadie’s case, possible differential diagnosis would include dietary indiscretion, infectious disease (such as viral gastroenteritis) or metabolic disease (such as pancreatitis, less likely). Also, a foreign body ingestion seems less likely (as they usually keep vomiting profusely), but at this stage it can't be ruled out completely.

As a general rule, if the vomit has settled and the energy levels are not too low you could monitor her, offering her often small amounts of water and a bland diet, such as chicken or white fish.

However, she will need to see a vet if she keeps vomiting or the energy levels decrease considerably or she is not interested in food and water at all. In this case, the vet will need to perform a full physical examination (and possibly further investigations, such as blood test and abdominal imaging) to rule out the potential underlying causes I listed above.

Does this make sense?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I managed to get a slot, and taking her to a vet now.
Expert:  A. Didiano, DVM replied 13 days ago.

That sounds great. You are most welcome. Do you have any further questions for me?

Expert:  A. Didiano, DVM replied 13 days ago.

Hello, as I didn’t get any further replies I am going to mark this conversation as completed, but obviously please don’t hesitate to contact me at all times if you have any further questions or if you wish to keep me updated. Take care.