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Old 01-04-2016, 07:58 PM
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dog barely eats and vomits often

i have a dog that starting the last week doesnt seem to be eating much, she will just sniff food and ignore it.. she's also tried multiple times to poop and nothing comes out but once or twice some yellow ooze.. she drinks normally, but sometimes just vomits the water up

her condition has changed since then, now shes able to poop but its all soft-serve, and she eats a little but i had to mix in some canned dog food to get her to do that and even then she mostly just picks at it

also the whole time she licks her butt a lot, her behavior itself doesnt seem all that much different, besides these issues she acts somewhat normal, but as she's a 9 year old basset hound she tends to sleep 16+ hours a day anyway

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Old 01-04-2016, 09:08 PM
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I'd take her to the vet, none of that sounds normal.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:18 PM
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it doesnt sound normal but its not entirely unusual for her to be a very picky eater.. usually doesnt wolf anything down but nibbles on it here and there throughout the day.. and if she went from nothing coming out at all to at least having diarrhea then it should rule out bowel obstructions right?.. it seems like she might be improving

the only thing i can think of is before this happening she did get into some raw turkey bits just after christmas.. a neck, gizzards, etc
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It's the straining to poop and vomiting that would have me worried. While the raw food could have upset her stomach if she isn't use to it, it's not dangerous. I feed my dogs raw only and they have been getting a lot of turkey lately. I guess she could have a partial obstruction, but I'm not a vet and for something like that a vet is best.

When my cat had an impacted anal gland he stopped eating and seemed to be constipated. When we took him in to be checked out the vet told us the gland was impacted. I wonder if your dog is having a similar issue.
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:39 PM
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my brother took my dog outside this evening.. he said she took a normal dump, normal shape, solid, though it is 0 degrees outside so maybe it just froze before it hit the ground.. and today i did get her to eat a fair amount and she didnt throw it back up yet

also, it was the first time she got ahold of a fair amount of raw meat
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:57 AM
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Turkey necks have a lot of bone and can cause constipation. But I would think the liver(if she got the liver) would counter this. Anyway, I'm glad she is feeling better.
I also have a basset hound, a 11 y/o male.
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im not so sure she's better, its uncovered more symptoms, her poops are very thin, she's drinking a lot of water, urinating a lot, licking her crotch a lot too... she's going to the vet today
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Is she spayed? She could have pyometra, an infection in the uterus. It is life threatening and requires an emergency spay.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:28 AM
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no, she isnt spayed, but her symptoms dont seem to match those of pyometra all that closely, she's at the vet right now with my brother
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:49 AM
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damn it, my brother just called and said it is an infected uterus, they want $400 for the surgery and i dont have it, recent events with my dad dying and forcing me to move halfway across the country a few months ago have left me borderline homeless as it is and this dog is the only thing thats kept me sane during this time
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