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rottweiler: week old..afternoon vomiting..came home..his cage

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i have an 8 week old rottweiler who started this afternoon vomiting and is somewhat lethargic. He hasnt eaten since noon and at that time did to healthy dumps. i came home 3 hours later and he had defacted in his cage which he usually holds until i get home. He again had to go which was half and half. He wont eat and just let him out now and he tried to go but instead a steady stream came out (pure diahrea). it feels very warm under the arms and his ears and his nose is dry. what would you recommend?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 There are a lot of causes for diarrhea in a puppy.  The first and most scary is parvo.  With parvo, you might see diarrhea with blood, vomiting and all over weakness.  This is a deadly disease so you need to see the vet immediately if you suspect this.


The other cause might include a parasite problem and the puppy needs to be dewormed. Coccidia and other problems are often overlooked.


You need to see the vet tomorrow for a fecal or a parvo test.


Let me know if you still have questions.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: he had his 6 wk puppy shots and was told all was fine except some hookworms which they gave him something for. is there a chance to have some of the diseases mentioned?
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 They need 3 rounds of vaccines at 3 week intervals before they are protected from contagious disease.  So, you did great by vaccinating him but he is not yet fully protected so this could be a cause.


It could also be coccidia or a parasite that was undetected earlier.


 

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