(Closed) Pukey Puppy

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If the neighbor’s dog is not vaccinated or a carrier of something, your dog certainly could have caught something from eating its feces. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@howtobeawife:  It could really be anything. My dog barfs every now and then, and then she’s perfectly fine. If it continues or you’re really concerned, go see the vet (which I see you are). Hope he’s ok!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@howtobeawife:  Has he pooped?  He could have an intestinal blockage if he’s gotten into something that won’t pass.  Is he trying to poop but can’t? 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

It really could be anything. He could of eaten something that upset his stomach, or maybe something that has gotten stuck. Hopefully it’s nothing serious!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@howtobeawife:  Are his stools normal in color & consistency?  Also, take a sample in a zip loc with you to his appointment- they’ll probably want to do a parasite screen.

Hope the little guy feels better soon 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d definitely bring a stool sample if you can.. they will probably want to check for parasites and it will save you a trip back to drop the sample off. Hope he’s okay!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@howtobeawife:  Puppies are hard because they eat everything! @DaneLady:  is giving you some solid advice. My Aussie has acid reflux (such a fine genetic specimen) and when he was diagnosed the vet told us to just buy the 10mg Prilosec OTC tablets and give him one of those whenever he got pukey. I’m not sure how big your puppy is (my guy is around 35 lbs) but that might lessen his discomfort if it’s just something that will pass in time. Of course, you should listen to your vet over an internet stranger,  but that’s just something that works for us. Hope it’s nothing serious!

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Did he have all his shots and de-worming? First knee-jerk reaction is a parasite.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Did he puke once or is he puking a lot? Vomiting is actually very normal in dogs if it happens once very periodically. It’s part of how their GI tract functions, and they vomit more than humans do. 

However, if he’s vomiting a lot, it could be very serious. Recently, my dog started vomiting and continued to vomit increasingly throughout the day. He was still pooping but couldn’t keep any food down and would drink water just so he could throw up again. He became very tired and weak. We took him to the vet first thing in the morning, not more than 12 hours after we started noticing symptoms, and she told us up front he probably had a blockage. The only other option she gave was pancreatitis, which is also very serious and needs immediate attention. She took x-rays and tests, and when it was determined blockage was the cause, we went to an emergency surgery clinic (which has 24-hour monitoring, which is important after surgery because of potential complications). The vet had to operate right away to remove a sock toy he’d eaten that distended his stomach and punctured his upper intestine, and it was very life threatening. He wouldn’t have lasted until the next day.

As I said, if he’s only vomited once, it may not be serious. But if he’s vomiting often, don’t wait. Make an emergency appointment, and if you haven’t already, take away food and water to stop the vomiting, as it will create sores in his esophagous and stress out his GI tract more.

ETA: I didn’t say this to freak you out and this is only a probable situation if your dog can’t keep anything down at all and becomes weakened. Again, if it’s only periodic vomiting, parasites or something else less serious is more likely.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It might be Parvo. How old is the puppy? Most vets will tell you that the puppy is fine to take to public places after it has its first 2-3 puppy shots. But Parvo is so contagious its safer to wait until it has 4 shots. Typically when a pup has parvo it becomes extremely lethargic, dehydrated, pukes and has the runs. Parvo is deadly if not treated and can come extremely expensive.

I hope you pup is only sick from what he ate! If you have any more questions let me know, we had two dogs with it and they both survived.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@howtobeawife:  It could be any of those things! Oh puppies! My pup throws every so often, but one night, he threw up six times through the night and then he tried to eat and threw that up too. Poor guy. We took him to the vet and $300 later, it was probably nothing. You’ve got to make sure though, right? And of course, he is worth it.

Glad you got your puppy! I remember replying to one of your post about wanting a puppy.

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