My Dog is Sick
November 21, 2005 4:54 PM Subscribe
Can you help me figure out what is wrong with my dog? He is sick....
posted by snowjoe to Pets & Animals (10 answers total)
Ten day ago he started throwing up all that he ate and he had bad diahrea. We withheld food for two days but when he still didn't get better we started feeding again and when he would eat he would vomit. He also still had diahrea. A trip to the vet showed that he is well hydrated and his temperature is normal. We walked out with 10 each of Metronidazole (500 mg) and Metoclopramide (10 mg) and gave Bailey two of these a day for five days. We thought he was improved but with the medication gone there has been no improvement. He has vomited once. We now have an appointment to take him to the vet tomorrow. They said that the next step would be "bloodwork", xrays, and / or exploratory surgery to see if he has a blockage. I rule out a blockage because his bowel movements seemed fine when he was on the medication. His general symptons now are greatly a reduced energy level and he seems "weak", and he has a greatly reduced interest in food. He doesn't want to be left alone. He just doesn't feel good. His ears a down a lot of the time. Am I worrying too much? He has never been sick before and twelve days seems a long time to be feeling bad. He is a 6 yearer old German Shepherd mix. Any ideas on what might be wrong with Bailey and any suggestions to help him feel better are appreciated.