hi I just got my puppy two days ago and today he has thrown up several times,the latest two times of which are basically dry heeves since there is nothing in his belly he seemed to play well all day today ,he is sleepy now but its nighttime and his vomiting is waking him up and he will not drink any water.I also want to mention that i changed his food as of yesterday and i couldnt ween him off his other food because i dont have enough of it and it is something you need to order on line.also i saw that he got hold of one of my plants and ripped a leaf off i dont know if he swallowed it but he does like to eat everything. Im really worried what can I do he is a shorkie.(shitzu yorkie mix) thanks
Age: <1; Male; Breed: shorkie
i called the 24hr animal hospital and they had me take his temp it was 99.1 and after that they were pretty useless so now im asking you
Hi Cathy Web,
Did he stop eating before he started vomiting?
Did he eat this morning?
How often are you feeding him?
How old is he?
Has he had any vaccinations?
he has been eating , he actually eat about an hour before he threw up one of the times but its hard to tell how often hes eating because the breeder told me to leave the food out all day ,there doesnt seem to be much of a dent in the food bowl though,he does drink alot of water he is ten wks and he has hadpyran50 intra tracIII nasal
safeguard.neo par, neopar,galaxyda2ppv.safeguard again,neopar,safeguard and galaxy dappv and the breeders notes say safeguard and pyran 50 dewormers and gave 5 consecutive days at a doseage of 1.25cc per 5lbs of body weight
also he seems to be acting fine he is still playing and running around but he isnt eating or drinking anything now
I'm glad to hear that vaccinations were given. Unfortunately, until the whole series is completed, your pup may not be protected against parvovirus or distemper. Parvovirus starts with a loss of appetite, then vomiting leading to diarrhea that smells awful and is frequently reddish in color. If your dog just started having symptoms (for example, just stopped eating and vomiting within the last 48 hours) a vet can prescribe Tamiflu which can help your dog survive without expensive vet care. However, you do need to positively know that he has Parvo. The only way to do this is to have a fecal test done. Read about Tamiflu here:
Dogs with sensitive stomachs can have vomiting due to a change in food, but there are other reasons as well. Disease, worms, protozoan infections, liver issues and even not eating can cause vomiting. Eating a non food item can also cause vomiting. You can read about some of these below.
Pups of this size also can develop hypoglycemia which you can read about here:
So put a drop of pancake syrup on your pup's tongue to prevent low blood sugar and give him some energy. In the future feed your pup 4-5 times a day, taking the food bowl up after each meal so you know when and how much he is is eating since it can be important to know. This also gets him used to eating when the bowl is put down and not stuffing himself at one time and not eating later. He should check the dog food container and follow the recommended daily allowance for his size. Break that amount down into equal portions for the day and feed that amount. A little extra is ok, but do not put down too much extra.
The following site goes over poisonous plants. If he has ingested a poisonous plant you will need to have him taken into the vet immediately.
Keep him warm (dogs temperature should be 101-102.5F). You can get some puppy formula or goats milk and feed the pup small amounts with an eye dropper every 15 minutes. Give small amount frequently to help prevent the gag reflex which would trigger the vomiting. If formula is not available, you can use water with a pinch of salt and sugar in it or use pedialyte to keep him hydrated until he can be seen by your vet.
The following symptoms should trigger an automatic trip to the vet: If your dog has acute vomiting and diarrhea lasting over 24 hours. If your dog becomes dehydrated. You can tell by pulling up the skin between your dog's shoulder blades and seeing if it flows back down normally. If it stays tented or is slow to return to normal, your dog is dehydrated and needs fluids immediately and should see a vet as soon as possible. If your dog's gums and tongue become pale and not their normal pink color. If your dog's rectal temperature is over 103F (101-102.5F is normal) If your dog becomes lethargic and non-responsive. If your dog has trouble breathing.
I hope this information is helpful to you.
Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 16+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist