Q. He vomited twice yesterday, now he just drank water & a min later it was just pouring out of his mouth. Also he's had no appetite & is weak & inactive

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A. Given his young age and the likelihood he is not vaccinated, he should be seen by a veterinarian. An exam and diagnostics may diagnose the cause. Supportive care may be indicated. This may include hospitalization, IV fluids, parenteral nutrition and antibiotics or pain management if indicated. Treating at home is not recommended, but if a vet is unavailable, try withholding food for 12 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 warmed or mix in a teaspoon of baby food to stimulate the appetite. NutriCal paste, found at most pet stores, can be used to jumpstart and supplement the appetite. If the vomiting stops, transition slowly to the regular diet. If not or if the appetite does not return, you will need to see your veterinarian.

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