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Q. He is 3-4 yr old Lab mix with vomiting bad back hips snippy and just not himself what could be wrong. Been going on for 5-7/days now

Answered By
DANA KOCH, VMD, MLAS

A. There could be several reasons for the vomiting including a foreign body, irritation of the stomach or gastrointestinal tract, or an infection within the body. Prolonged vomiting is concerning and can lead to more severe issues such as dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. I would recommend a veterinary visit and possible xrays to rule out some of the potential conditions listed above. The painful hips could be hip dysplasia, back pain or a soft tissue injury. An xray might be useful in helping you figure out the cause for your dog's pain


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