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Old April 16th, 2011, 06:39 PM
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If she's vomiting and has diarrhea at the same time she's probably getting dehydrated which can be life-threatening, especially in small dogs. Have you told your regular vet about the diarrhea and loss of appetite? Can you call your vet and ask for advice?

If she's lethargic, her gums are very pale, or her skin tents (if you pinch her skin lightly and pull gently and it stays in a peak rather than smoothing back out within a second) then you need to see an emergency vet ASAP.

She needs to be drinking water. If she's not, sometimes mixing in some low sodium broth will make water more tempting. If you have none, you can make some by boiling a piece of chicken in water till the meat falls off the bone. Strain the broth and keep the broth for her water and the meat to tempt her to eat.

If you're not confident of the diagnosis you got, you might want to try a new vet--sometimes fresh eyes see something that was missed initially--but regardless of who you see, your dog should be seen again by a vet as soon as possible.
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