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puppy: My 4 month..drinking a little bit but he just throws it back up

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My 4 month old puppy has been throwing up all day since about 4 am this morning. He is drinking a little bit but he just throws it back up. I cant even get him to eat the corner of a salteen craker. I am getting kinda worried. All he is throwing up now is a white frothy substance. Please help
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 11 years ago.

I would pick up the food and water and give him nothing by mouth for a few hours. This will give his belly a chance to settle down. If the vomiint stops then start him back on ice chips only for a couple hours...if still no vomiting then try a very small amount of something really bland like boiled chicken and white rice...like a tablespoon every 1/2 hour. Should the vomiting continue then a vet visit is needed today.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to ZooCVT's Post: I cant get him to eat anything, he wont take a treat, or a cracker or anything. His is very lathargic and will only get up to go outside.
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 11 years ago.
 Didn't you say he was drinking small amounts of water?
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to ZooCVT's Post: Very small amounts of water, but he has been throwing it up
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 11 years ago.
 Exactly why I said to pick up the water for a couple hours...give his stomach a chance to settle down. Right now ANYTHING going in his belly will upset it so you have to give it a chance. Then do exactly what I said with the ice chips...no treats then boiled chicken and white rice...should the vomiting continue even though he's not drinking anything then a vet visit is needed.

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