Post # 1
I took him for a puppy check up last week, the vet said he is too skinny and suggested increasing his food. Well, he almost never finished the origional amount I was giving him (1/2cup), so when I started giving 3/4 cup 3x/day he never finished it.
This morning I tried to give him the 3/4cup over 2 smaller ‘breakfasts.’ It worked and he ended up eating it all. He also had some treats for puppy class homework we did.
Shortly after finishing breakfast he vomited it up. This is the second time he has puked in a few days.
I am in the process of switching food, slowly mixing it it as I go.
Other than not eating much, he seems pretty normal. He sleeps a lot, but when he is awake he is always playing with something.
Does this sound normal or should I take him in? We have an appointment for vaccines on July 10, so should i just wait until then?
Post # 3
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@CoCoCourtney: Can you call your vet and ask there opinion on if you should bring him in or not? Maybe he’s playing too much after eating causing stomach upset? You could try crating him after eating.
Post # 4
Whenever I’m unsure about if I should take my dogs to the vet I always give them a call and ask for their opinion first.
However, it could be so many things causing him to get sick. Changing food, too much playing before digesting his food, etc.
I hope your baby feels better soon!
Post # 5
@CoCoCourtney: Has he been dewormed? That can cause the symptoms that you are referring to. Does he have diarrhea or just vomiting? Prolonged diarrhea does need to be checked out in puppies because the dehydration can kill them :- If you’re concerned, it is better to be safe than sorry. I know you can’t run off to the vet everyday, but he’s a new puppy and it doesn’t hurt to make sure (at least at first).
Post # 6
@CoCoCourtney: I would call your vet and ask their opinion. My guess would be maybe he is eating too much food too fast and it upset his stomach. Does he like his food? When our dog was a puppy we would mix his food with water and chicken broth and he would eat it all up!
I don’t think 2 times in a few days is anything to be alarmed about – I wouldn’t rush to the vet, but I would call and see what they say. You can probably wait until July 10 – it isn’t too far away.
Post # 7
How old is your pup? Sometimes after a growth spurt they won’t eat as much as they were before…. I would at least call the vet and ask just to be safe.
Post # 8
How old is he? Depending on his age, they do go through growth spurts when they get all leggy and skinny until the rest of the pup catches up!
I’d suggest varying his food slightly and definitely giving him smaller amounts more times a day. Chicken and rice is a great alternative for a pup with an upset stomach too. Does he seem well in himself though? Only the occasional vomit is fairly normal. I’d give your vet a call rather than rush him in though.
Post # 9
He is 9.5 weeks. I’ll watch him for a while and then maybe call. He seems fine otherwise and is happily playing with his toys.
I guess I’m just paranoid that the vet said he is too skinny and I’m so focused on what he is eating.
Maybe I’ll try the chicken and rice and see how that goes for a couple meals.
Post # 10
It sounds like the mixture of new food and more food just upset his tummy. I’d just call the vet to be sure, though.
Boiled chicken and rice is great for upset puppy tummys!
Post # 11
Whenever I have ever been in doubt about my cats health but not sure if it is an emergancy etc, I just ring the vet and see what they say. They will either give you some advice and reassurance or tell you to come in. Either way, you mind will be more at ease. Just ring them.
Post # 12
The vomiting makes me a little nervous, only because my pup started out vomitting and then got progressively worse over a couple of days, becoming lethargic, sleeping all of the time, not eating. It ended up being a blockage in her colon (she ate some dirt… Dirt!). She ended up at the E-vet, and then stayed at her regular vet for a week on IV fluids, waiting to see if she was going to need surgery. My vet said that vomiting that continues over a number of days is not a good sign, and should always be checked out. I would definitely call your vet and see what they say!
Post # 13
What kind of food are you feeding him? Like brand?
Post # 14
@CoCoCourtney: you might give him some bland rice ith a little chicken. Settles my puppies tummies and they love it! I then mix in some dog food with rice the next few days.
Post # 15
It sounds to me like he’s just really filling up his little tummy with the meals, and throwing up a bit from being too full. Happens to my dog sometimes when she has a big drink after eating. As PPs have suggested though, a call to your vet is easy, and will put your mind at ease.
Post # 16
@Snugglebee: Blue Buffalo and I started mixing in taste of the wild.