My dog Pearl, a female charpei mix about 13 years old, had a very hard…

My dog Pearl, a female charpei mix about 13 years old, had a very hard stomach and is belching rancid air up. and eating very little and drinking water that she later seems to throw up also. I gave her a tums in pieces and that came up undigested with water.

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Krista Magnifico
6 years ago

Hello Sherry, I am very very concerned about Pearl. If she cannot keep anything down, even small amounts of water I worry about an obstruction in the gut or bloat. Both are life-threatening emergencies and she should go immediately to the vet or emergency room for an examination and perhaps even an x-ray. If caught early these can be successfully treated by surgical intervention. If not, or if allowed to remain untreated both will likely cause death. It might be a simple case of gastro-intestinal distress, or it might be bloat (GDV), or intestinal obstruction and these are often fatal… Read more »