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Q. My dog wont stop panting, keeps throwing up, lethargic, and acts dehydrated.

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A. This sounds very worrying.You should take him to your vets without delay as he must be dehydrated by now.Vomiting is a sign of a number of diseases (gastritis,stomach ulceration,gastrointestinal obstruction,infection,kidney failure,intoxication and many more)so it is not possible to tell you more what is going on without seeing your dog.

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A. These signs are very worrying - you should see your vet without delay. Dehydration is a common complication of gastrointestinal problems and, if severe is very dangerous and detrimental for the body.

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