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hi my name is Isaiah Hernandez and I have a wiener dog that has been sick for three days and thrown up blood once for his first time and hasn't been drinking or eating, he is just laying down.
so I was wondering what should I do. Should I take him to the vet?

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Yes! Get him into a vet ASAP! If he isn't getting any fluids, he will be dehydrating and you could lose him. Lift up the skin on the back of his neck, and if it goes down slowly or not at all, he is in serious condition. You may need to get him into an emergency vet tonight.

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Karen Brittan

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I have been showing miniature schnauzers in conformation, obedience, and earthdog for forty years, and am a professional dog groomer. I am not a veterinarian and cannot answer questions of a veterinary nature. However, I can give my opinion or share some experiences on some health issues. Everyone should remember that this is a volunteer service, and few of us are up late into the night. Medical emergencies require a veterinary visit, or at least a telephone call... not an internet question which might not be viewed and answered until hours later. If your dog is sick or injured, it should be seen by a licensed professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Experience

I have taught obedience classes and have taught people how to groom for many years.

Learn more about me and my dogs: http://britmorschnauzers.com

Organizations
Member of: American Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Obedience Training Club; Elk River Kennel Club; Minnesota Professional Pet Groomers Association; Greater Twin Cities Earthdog Club.

Education/Credentials
Fifty-one years of living with, observing, and training dogs, along with numerous seminars during that time.

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