What can I do about my 4-year-old boxer that vomits and has diarrhea?

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Dr. Debra – I have a boxer, age 4, and he is usually very playful and healthy. Now, he is vomiting, having diarrhea, not eating, and breathing heavily, and he's not his usual playful self.


Nicky P.


Hi – thanks for your email Nicky. I'm sorry to hear about your dog. There are many reasons why a dog can have vomiting and diarrhea. Many of these possible causes are serious. I'd recommend that you take him to your veterinarian immediately.

A couple article that might be helpful to you isVomiting in Dogs, Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs and Gastroenteritis in Dogs.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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