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?
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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