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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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I just got a 9 week new foundland and she did great

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Hi there, so I just got a 9 week new foundland and she did great yesterday on her first day home. This morning she woke up dry heaving and instead of vomit, she just threw up a watery clear liquid. She went out side to pee and poop. First poop was normal, second was a little more runny. But she was not interested in going for a morning walk (just plopped on the couch) and she hasn't eaten breakfast or drank anything. Should I be concerned about bloat?? Very concerned/worried
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about Cali. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. My name is Rebecca.

It would be very unusual to see bloat in a 9 week old puppy, and dogs with bloat have hugely distended abdomens. Usually when a dog with bloat tried to vomit, nothing, not even clear fluid comes up.

So this is probably not bloat, but I am concerned about her vomiting, and not eating. She might have a virus or other intestinal infection. Has she been vaccinated at all yet for things like Parvo virus? If she is not eating and drinking, she could become dehydrated.

Check her gums to see if they appear bright pink. Or if they look pale. If her gums are at all pale, or if she goes much longer without drinking or eating and she continues to vomit, I would have her checked by your veterinarian as soon as possible. Let me know what else I can answer, and how she is doing. Rebecca

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is your puppy doing?