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    Winston hasn't eaten or drank in almost 2 days. He looks depressed. He stopped following me around the house. When I try to pick him up he pees. He refused to eat even when I try to hand feed him. Outside he is a bit more lively but inside he will not move from his bed at all. He threw up last night a little but still has come around. What should I do? He looks really sad and is keeping his head down whenever I come into the room.

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    @LarryZek It sounds like it could be obstruction. Get him to a vet with an x-ray /ultrasound machine ASAP!

    You're in Brooklyn. If you're around Bayridge or Bensonhurst I'd take him to Richmond Valley Animal Hospital on Arthur Kill Rd. in Staten Island. They're
    great with bulldogs and understand all their "unique" issues. I've seen Dr. Christopher Powell there and he's pretty good.

    Another option is the AMC (Animal Medical Center) on E 62nd st. in the city off of York Ave. We just had Blue there yesterday for an obstruction and they got the squeaker out via an endoscopy.

    This is something you need to take very seriously as the symptoms you're describing point to an obstruction.


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    Would he be refusing water as well if there's an obstruction?

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    The fact that he threw up (even a little), not eating, and just moping are all symptoms of obstruction. I don't think accepting, or refusing water makes a difference.


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    I made an appointment for tomorrow at bath animal hospital. He's been taking a lot of bully classes. He takes care of all my families dogs. I hope my little guy will be okay.

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    Did you tell them that he hasn't been drinking for two whole days and pees when you lift him? In my opinion this calls for emergency vet, sorry to say. Dry to make him take in some water, even with a syringe.

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    Great. Hopefully it's nothing, but symptoms like Winstons need to be taken seriously.

    Good luck and keep us updated.


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    I'm surprised the vet didn't say to bring him in now. I would try to get him in today if possible, he definitely has something going on with him. Also try to get some water in him some how.
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    I would not wait until tomorrow. He sounds obstructed and needs to be seen asap, especially if this has been going on for two days. I don't want to seem like an alarmist but he really needs to be seen now.
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    Sadly no one can take him in today. It's that kind of day where everyone needs to be at work for one reason or another. Hopefully it's nothing. He is terrified of loud noise and yesterday they were breaking a lock next door that could've scared him. If something falls in the kitchen he avoids it like the plague.

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    I got him an appointment for 10 am tomorrow. I think insurance should cover the xrays too which is good news.

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    I agree he needs to be seen by the vet as soon as possible. Good thing he is going tomorrow, but it's not good that he won't drink any water. You can try giving him some water by syringe, or try some Pedialyte so he doesn't dehydrate. It could be an obstruction, could he have eaten something you may not know about? Please keep us posted on what the vet says, and let us know how he's doing. I hope he's okay, and it's nothing serious. Sending love, hugs and prayers your way.
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