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My Lab has 12 puppies that are 24 days old. She has diarrhea

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My Lab has 12 puppies that are 24 days old. She has diarrhea and vomiting 2 days ago and then was normal the rest of the day and yesterday. She has vomited 5 times in the pst 2 hours. Now there is only yellowish liquid and no more food like the first 3 times. I have not changed her food and I also have two other adult dogs in my house that eat the same thing and are not sick. She does go outside, but she stays in the backyard with the other dogs. I know I should keep food and water away to help rid her of this, but should I also keep her from nursing?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 2 years ago.

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The concern here - is dehydration.

CriticalCareVet :

The stress of nursing is great.

CriticalCareVet :

Sometimes in these cases, even if the cause is just an upset stomach, it is hard to give them medications by mouth as they can vomit that back up before it has a chance to be absorbed and work.

For this reason, if the vomiting continues, sometimes even a short veterinary visit, subcutaneous fluids for hydration and injections for nausea can be enough to stop the cycle of vomiting, help them feel better, and then give you a chance to continue oral medications at home and supportive care to help resolve the issue.

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If you do elect to stop nursing - make sure you are prepared with puppy milk replacer and bottles.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Can I give her some Pepto-Bismol?

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 2 years ago.
No - that would not be ideal / recommended with nursing puppies.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So, if I let her nurse and she continues to vomit...she could get dehydrated?
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't have bottles or replacement milk, can you recommend what I should use for the puppies?
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 2 years ago.
Puppy Milk replacer from the pet store

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