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Doberman vomiting, not eating, listless, appears to be in pain...
Doberman vomiting, not eating, listless, appears to be in pain... He has been drinking a lot of water, moving stiffly.
We just went on a trip and left dog-sitter with him for a couple days, he was fine when we left but as soon as we walked back into the house on returning, he vomited, and there was another older vomit spot on the floor.
He seemed a little off that night we came back but the next day (today), was active enough, however he left some of his breakfast which is not normal. He went for a walk with my BF and played ball etc. Then late afternoon totally refused dinner, acting very lethargic and odd, seems stiff as though it hurts to move around, he is moving but in a stiff and careful way. I suspect tummy trouble of course. THe sitter let him get to some socks, they were not totally eaten but a couple were definitely gnawed on with small holes. I am not very happy with the sitter right now. One sock I could see him making off with but six socks?? How did he even get to them? Our socks are in drawers. I worry that he maybe ate something toxic they brought to the house such as meds or tobacco or who knows what. But the socks alone could have done it i.e. impaction. I've since talked to the sitter on the phone and they can't think of anything that could have created a problem.
I don't know if he has pooped today or not, I have been away and BF has been home, he says he saw him squatting in bushes at one point but didn't see anything that came out.
I'm taking him to the vet first thing in the morning but wondered if these symptoms ring any bells for any of you, especially if there is anything I can do until the vet clinic opens to help him out. We live very far from town but may consider taking him to the hospital in the middle of the night if he gets a lot worse, but I'm hoping we can make it through to the morning. Would you give your dog canine painkillers or anything else to help this situation? Just thinking about what we do when horses colic/ get stomach trouble~ you do give them pain killers.
Please no harsh or hysterical replies, we are already worried enough... I'm aware this could be an emergency and plan to take him in at the crack of dawn, just hoping we make it through the night.