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I just got a new puppy, brought her home, fed and watered

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I just got a new puppy, brought her home, fed and watered her and a few minutes after she just starts shaking uncontrollably, then she stopped so I sat her down and she went and laid down, then she threw up everything she ate and pooped. So I go clean it, and while I'm cleaning it shes just whining whining whining and tries stand up and kind of falls over, and started pooping, then threw up just a little liquid, then she just kept trying to stand and it's like she couldn't get her balance.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 11 months ago.

Hi there, I'm Dr. Sara. I'm a licensed veterinarian who works exclusively with dogs and cats. Congratulations on the new addition to your family! I'm sorry that she's off to a rocky start!

It certainly could be that she's motion sick or just ill from the stress of moving - stress can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Some of the other things that can cause vomiting and diarrhea in a young pup are a little more sinister - like parvovirus and intestinal parasites. When very young puppies either don't eat enough or lose their calories through vomiting and/or diarrhea, they can become hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) very easily. This can cause them to be very weak, tremble, or even have seizures or go into a coma. It's a good idea to rub a sugary substance like karo syrup, corn syrup, maple syrup, or sugar water onto her gums. This can help raise her blood sugar a bit. If she's really out of it for she continues having diarrhea and vomiting, it would be a good idea to get her to an emergency vet just in case. Little ones can be fragile and get very sick very quickly.

I hope that this is helpful to you - please let me know what other questions I can answer for you.

~Dr. Sara

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