• Our dog vomited at some point between 7am and 11am while crated. I took him outside and he voided as normal but did not defecate. He is drinking water but refusing food. Palpation of his tunmy doesn't produce any signs of discomfort and he's not lethargic or having any behavioral changes from his baseline. Are there any steps we should take over the next few hours to determine if we need to bring him in for evaluation? (I'm normally not the type to be concerned but in the 6 months since we got him as a puppy he has never refused food.) Thank you for any pointers!

    Hi Kimberly,
     
    I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian. Vomiting along with not eating is concerning. There can be many different causes for this including infection, intestinal parasites, a GI obstruction, inflammation of the GI track, or an underlying medical issues. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the symptoms after they have examined him. They may recommend some lab tests and/or x-rays to help diagnose or rule out certain causes. The treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of his symptoms.


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