My 7 yr old dog has thrown up 3 times today and has diahreah, what could cause this?

She was fine and happy all day yesterday, this morning I woke up and she had thrown up and had major runnie poop in the house. I tried feeding her and she didn't eat anything. She threw up again about two hours after I got up more watery and then about two hours later she had another runnnie poop and just threw up a little. She is not acting her usual self which is jumping and playing. I called the vet to see and she says I would have to bring her in because it could be heartworm, however I looked up the symptoms for heartworm and it doesn't seem like she has any of those. If need be we have a 24 emergency vet in our city I can take her too. She has done this before where she will throw up, but is often herself within a hour or so. Today not so much and she has been shivering on and off.

Asked by Member 1139909 on Nov 9th 2012 in Health & Wellness
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I would take her to a vet.

Obi answered on 11/9/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Is she drinking water? I'd try some immodium and Pepcid for her tummy and the runs. I'd encourage fluids (water or even broth), and if she doesn't improve within a few hours I would see the vet.

Libby answered on 11/9/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer