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my 4 month old puppy threw up round worms 4 days ago. i took

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my 4 month old puppy threw up round worms 4 days ago. i took him to the vet and he was dewormed and given the rest of his puppy booster shots. he is still thin as a rail and throws up everything he eats (which isn't much). i'm really concerned that there's something else wrong with him and don't know what to do. he's usually a very active and "hungry" pup...now he barely gets off the couch.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Age: <1; Male; Breed: American Pit Bull


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Took him to the vet immediately after he was sick and are trying to keep him hydrated.
Expert:  Walter replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

If he becomes lethargic or you notice blood in the stool or vomit, he needs to see his vet promptly. As this is a sign of serious illness including a blockage among other things. This sounds like a case of upset stomach, likely from the wormer's and the parasites themselves. You can self treat this at home unless any of the above symptoms start presenting.

I would start him on a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice to help settle his stomach.(1 part skinless chicken Breast to 3 parts white rice) If he refuses to eat it mash it up and apply small amounts along the jaw line to force him to eat.

 

I am concerned with him becoming dehydrated as this is quite serious with dogs. I recommend giving him unflavored pedilayte to replace the electrolytes. If he refuses this as well you can use a small syringe to force fluids into him.

 

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