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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Gastric disease--signs Vomiting Anorexia Abdominal pain Belching Retching Hypersalivation Licking of lips Melena Pica (esp. grass) Polydipsia Coughing (aspiration)
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Gastric disease--diagnosis History— complete , in chronological order.  Include environment  vaccination history  endoparasite control—fecals? Results?         treatment—drug, dose, when?  Exposure to other animals—are they  healthy? Previous accidents, illness, surgery
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Diet—what, how often, how much? Recent  changes? Signs associated with eating? Access to  garbage? Foreign objects? Toxins Other medications? Vomiting—principal sign of gastric disease, but not  pathognomonic Determine if it is actually vomiting and not coughing up  phlegm or regurgitating How long has dog been vomiting? How often? Time of day? Appearance/composition?  Associated with eating/drinking?
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Physical exam— Hydration Abdominal palpation/auscultation Rectal exam—blood, foreign matter,smear, fecal  flotation Laboratory PCV/TS CBC w/differential Chemistry profile Vomitus—check pH Gastric pH<6 Esophageal ph>6 Bile—duodenal origin
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