Q. My Irish wolfhound woke up sick the other morning, throwing up, won't eat anything but ice cubes though he drinks water. I don't know how to help?

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A. It is good to starve a vomiting dog for 12 hours but if the vomiting continues for a couple of days or if the dog is very lethargic you need to make an appointment to see your vet. If he hasn't eaten for a few days he also needs to have a check up at the vets

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