My 6 week old puppy threw up brown liquid today. She has been throwing up clear liquid with bits of her food before. I have been trying to keep her hydrated with water but her stomach can't handle that either. She has been lethargic but there's no diarrhea nor is there any blood in her urine. It's frightening to see her this way. What should I do?
Type of Animal: Maltese
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: <1
Water, water mixed with a little gatorade, keeping it warm with water bottles filled with warm water.
I've also gave her deworming medicine this morning and she threw it up a bit too.
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hello, my puppy threw up brown liquid. what should i do?
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A young puppy with signs of stomach upset as you listed above would most likely be sick from infectious causes, inflammatory causes, or eat something they shouldnt Infectious causes could be worms, protozoa, bacteria, and even viruses.In a young puppy - I am VERY worried about another possible infectious cause - parvovirus...Click here to read more on Parvovirus: CLICK HEREWhat can we try at home and is over the counter to help?- You can try to offer small amounts of pedialyte for hydration and electrolytes (LINK HERE). You can even purchase a dropper from your local pharmacy to offer the water/pedialyte mixture by mouth.- A calorie dense nutritional supplement such as nutrical (LINK HERE)- Another option would be baby food. If you are going to try this, please purchase baby food that does not have any ingredients such as garlic or onion.In case this is from a low blood sugar, you can also rub some karo syrup (LINK) or pancake syrup on the gums for blood sugar help!But if the signs do not rapidly improve with hydration and support - and if your family veterinarian is not open and available for evaluation, I would use this link (HERE) to find an ER in your area for evaluation today. Signs as you describe can quickly lead to severe dehydration and a low blood sugar! When you go, please remember to bring in a stool sample to check for parasites.I hope this information helps and guides you!If you have any follow-up questions - please do not hesitate to ask!Otherwise - please remember to click ACCEPTFind me any time if needed: http://www.justanswer.com/veterinary/expert-criticalcarevetYou can always request me through my profile, bookmark my page for future help, or beginning your question with “For CriticalCareVet”____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please click the "GREEN ACCEPT" button if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for helping you. Bonuses are always welcome and appreciated.This is necessary so that I can get credit for assisting you and compensated for my time.Once you click accept, your question will not close, and you will still have the opportunity to follow-up if needed.Also remember, sometimes the medical information and recommendation may not be what you want to hear, but it is being made in the best interest of your pet - please be courteous in your response, even if this is not exactly what you wanted to hear - we are only making the best and safest possible recommendations for you and your loved ones.Please keep in mind that if you do not list all the important information above (medical history, current medications, previous illness, etc) it is harder for me to give you the most complete information.With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. This is for informational purposes only. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet, rather information online, and any treatment provided should only be performed after consulting your veterinarian.
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