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Old 12-11-2011, 03:10 PM
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Diarrhea, Vomiting, Won't eat

For the past three days Maggie has had diarrhea. The vet told us over the phone to give her Imodium, which didn't help, and to bring her in Monday if she's still sick. She vomited last night and this morning, and she started refusing to eat anything today. The only thing she will eat is snow. I am kind of worried that she has some sort of parasite or something.
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If it were me, I'd either call the vet and see if they have any appointments today, or go to an emergency vet (or find a vet that is open on Sundays and can take her). It sounds like she ate something that didn't agree with her, and having had a cat die of kidney failure (due to licking a flower), I don't mess around with loss of appetite, vomiting, and lethargy any more (all signs of toxic poisoning). How is her energy level?

If you absolutely can't get in today, you can boil some chicken and feed her the broth and bits of chicken, possibly add some Pedialyte to that. Most sick dogs will eat that and it isn't hard on their tummies - however, with the vomiting, I am concerned that she will just continue to throw it up and add dehydration onto the list of problems.

Is she taking water at all? If not, that is a bad sign.

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She's not drinking and the diarrhea is now bloody . We can't afford the emergency vet today, she will go in first thing tomorrow.
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That is extremely worrying. Some vets are open Sundays. Personally, I would start calling around to see if any are open. My vet will book an appointment if there is an opening within a few hours to avoid the "emergency" fee.
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Its sounds like your dog is critically ill. Our vet at least allows a phone call for advice even when not open...

Hope she makes it through the night....
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If she hasn't vomited since this morning, then let her eat snow. At least it's something that can hydrate her a bit.

If she has vomited more today, don't offer her anything else- food or water (or snow!)

Drop her off first thing in the morning.
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She has vomited two more times. She did drink some water recently. I'm really worried about her. I looked at about twelve vet websites, all seem closed except the emergency clinic.
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I also vote for the E-clinic but if you can't afford it then she needs to go asap the next morning. Non-specific signs like this in an older dog could mean many many things.
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What do her gums look like? Are they pale or pink? If you press on them, does the pink return quickly? How quickly?

What is her affect like? Is she lethargic? Is she playful? Does she seem in pain? What is her breathing like?

How does her hydration level seem? If you pull up the loose skin on the back of her neck, does it spring back quickly? Is her mouth moist or dry-ish?
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Her gums are black, I think that is just the color they normally are. Her gums felt sort of dry. She has been sleeping all day, she isn't normally an active or playful dog though
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