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Old dog not eating/drinking

I have a 16 yr old westie that has stopped eating & drinking for a day & a half right now.  He vomits dark looking bile and is lathargic.  I'm torn between taking him into a vet for treatment or something else.  Any advice?
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If your dog has not drunk anything for over 24 hours, I would get to a vet asap.  He could be seriously dehydrated and need IV or subcutaneous fluids at the very least.  If he was only vomiting I would try a 24 hour fast and then small amounts of boiled chicken and rice, but at his age and being unable to hold down fluids I think you need to see the vet.  Good luck.
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Thanks deadgamegrrl!  I forgot to add that he was drinking a lot of water before he stopped.
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His stomach may just hurt too much at this point for him to want to put anything in it.  The vet can give him an anti-nausea shot if this is the case.  Let us know what happens!
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