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Q. My dog has bloody diarrhea and is vomitting. Has a loss of appetite but is drinking. Got a cool body touch and is acting kind of sick.

A. This sounds like either a severe hemorrhagic gastroenteritis or a parvovirus if your pet is not vaccinated for parvo and is under the age of 2-3 years old. Parvovirus can be ruled out by a simple snap test at the vet.
Both of these conditions require antibiotics, antacids and fluid therapy if needed. Therefore, I would highly recommend taking your pet to a vet for further treatment for his overall care and well being.

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

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A. It is good that she is still drinking but vomitting and diarrhea can still lead to dehydration quite quickly. It sounds like some pretty serious GI upset. I would verge on getting her to a vet sooner than later. Some quick sub-q fluids will help her feel better away and the vet can put her on some meds.

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KATIE SHANNON



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