Q. Hollywood is 15 yrs; he's been vomiting, not eating much & has had runny diarrehea for 3 days now. Help
A. Given his age and the duration of symptoms, a visit to your vet for an exam and diagnostics (blood work, abdominal xrays) would be the first recommendation. At this point in time, he may require supportive care (fluids, medications) if he is dehydrated and not eating well. If that is not possible, try withholding food for 12-24 hours. 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 it warmed or mix in baby food to stimulate the appetite. If the vomiting stops, continue feeding until the stool is normal. Transition slowly to the regular diet. If the vomiting or diarrhea donâ€™t stop or he doesn't begin eating again, you will need to see your veterinarian.