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Q. My chihuahua is 7years old and keeps swallowing hard and wont eat or drink but his gums are still pink

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. the hard swallowing might be a sign of nausea, which would explain why he isn't eating or drinking. There could be many reasons for these symptoms, for example a gastrointestinal infection, a foreign body in the stomach, a tumor in the intestines. Those are just the most common ones but there are many more conditions that could fit this picture. I recommend bringing him to the if it's been more than a couple days.


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