my dog won't eat or drink and is vomiting


My dog won't eat and he is vomiting seriously. He won't eat or drink and is very weak. Please what should I do?

May 13, 2020 3:09 AM
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If your dog has been exposed to toxins, they may have a lack of appetite. Dogs can be exposed to toxins in any manner of ways, including general house products, and you will almost always see symptoms of toxin exposure in your pet.

In addition to the lack of appetite, you will also see other signs, like: drooling, pawing at the face, vomiting, diarrhea, gagging, collapse. trouble breathing and inability to get comfortable. When you suspect that your dog was exposed to and/or has ingested a toxin, I will advice you seek veterinary assistance immediately.

May 13, 2020 3:13 AM


Any number of conditions can cause general malaise like you describe. If he isn't showing any specific symptoms, I would suggest you get him in to see your vet. He might have eaten something that either disagreed with him or something that has gotten stuck somewhere in his gastrointestinal tract. He could be sore from a hidden injury you are unaware of, he could have been exposed to some sort of toxin or irritant in his environment or this could be early signs of another condition or disease process. Your vet can do an exam, blood work and possibly x-rays to determine the cause of the illness and suggest an effective treatment plan.

May 13, 2020 3:15 AM

Sincerely speaking, this is a serious issue and it will require a visit to your local Veterinarian. There are a variety of conditions that cause loss of appetite and vomiting, all can be very serious. It is very important to take your pet in right away. You may want to make a list of any unusually behaviors to take with you to the appointment. Important information will be how much and when the last time your pet has eaten, whether or not he or she is having regular bowel movements.

May 13, 2020 3:20 AM

Hi Thaddeus, I'm sorry about your dog.

Vomiting has many causes and without a physical exam and diagnostics, the exact cause can be difficult to pinpoint. You can try managing it at home by withholding food for 12-24 hours. Below is the recommendation of a vet doctor when my dog had similar case.

Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Feed in small, frequent amounts waiting at least one hour between feedings. Serve warm or mix in a teaspoon of baby food to stimulate the appetite. If the vomiting stops, transition slowly to the regular diet.

I hope this help and If not or if you see lethargy diarrhea or a failure to resume eating, please see your veterinarian.

May 13, 2020 3:25 AM

Intestinal blockage in dogs is a common reason that your dog won't eat or drink and possibly be vomiting. When dogs consume items that they should not, or experience a blockage due to items lodged in the intestines, their digestive tract stops. This means that no food can pass through the animal's system.

This may cause lack of appetite because a dog feels uncomfortable and unwell. Other canines may attempt to eat, but find that they vomit their food back almost immediately. Intestinal blockages are very serious and require immediate veterinary attention. Leaving an intestinal blockage without veterinary attention can result in necrosis of the intestines and eventual death. Once an intestinal blockage has been removed or dislodged, your dog’s appetite should return to normal.

May 13, 2020 3:29 AM