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We got our little dachshund puppy almost 2 weeks ago. He's

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We got our little dachshund puppy almost 2 weeks ago. He's hacked off & on through the days, but acted so healthy & very active, & all. He's not feeling well at all this morning. Even threw up his food.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dachshund eat anything unusual?
Customer: No, just the food the store said he was to eat. We have to buy it 4 times through the year. It's Thanksgiving & no one is open. I read up on Kennel cough & he didn't have the signs except, the hacking. He eats like a horse & loves to run, & play.
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dachshund's name?
Customer: Oscar
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Oscar?
Customer: He's around 14 weeks old now & very lively. He does his business & seems very healthy, but threw up for the first time, when we got up earlier. We got up late this morning, but got up earlier to feed him, & tend to him.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome. I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has he has these signs? For the full 2 weeks?

Is it a harsh cough? Any change to his breathing?

Are his gums pink or pale/white?

Can he keep water down?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Sticky or moist?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tensing or pain?

Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie plants, toxins, toys, bones, medications, etc)?