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What color are his gums?
If you press on his abdomen from both sides, is he painful or uncomfortable?
Thanks for the information. His abdomen may be a little uncomfortable for him. My concerns are that he may have swallowed that is causing an obstruction, early signs of parvo or potential intestinal parasites (I would expect more vomiting and/or diarrhea but not always). Low blood sugar and anemia are possible. If the gums are pink, he probably wouldn't have severe anemia, but it is still possible to be mild to moderate. You can try rubbing a little karo syrup or honey on his gums to see if that stimulates him. If not, though, I would have your vet check him out and run a fecal exam and parvo test on him at the least. They may want to check a blood cell count for anemia or signs of infection as well. If he had eaten something fatty, it is possible to have a pancreatitis, but, again, I would expect other symptoms. Not common in a young puppy to see anyway. His symptoms do sound concerning. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Sorry about the wait. I had to step into an appointment. It isn't uncommon for puppies to play hard and sleep hard. You see it a lot. What you don't want to see is extreme lethargy, not wanting to play at all or getting tired much quicker when playing. Let me know if you have any other concerns.
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