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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My puppy won't eat

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my puppy won't eat
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.
Is he vomiting or having diarrhea?
Is he up to date on vaccines?
What are you offering to eat?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello, he is vomiting & have diarrhea. someone gave me the puppy so I don't think not. I was feeding him same puppy food.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks.
My guess would be that you're dealing with Parvo virus. This is a common disease in unvaccinated puppies. We can see it in vaccinated puppies, but less commonly. It causes vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite and lethargy.
The diagnosis is made with a fecal swab test by your vet. Treatment is with IV fluids, antibiotics, GI protectants and time. We usually hospitalize these puppies for 3-5 days. We have a 90% survival in these puppies. When I do out-patient care, the survival rate drops to ~ 50%.
Here is a nice write up about the disease:
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=580
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
I'm not able to call right now, as I am at work and answering questions between cases. I'm sorry.