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Can you tell me if Keeva is fully vaccinated ?
I would be concerned that she may have ingested something that is causing a blockage in her intestines as well as infectious.
The problem with infectious causes or if she has ingested something that is not obstructing her intestines or stomach is that he longer we wait the more dehydrated and ill she will get and the more expensive it will be to treat her.
Can you tell me the exact time period of the vomiting? Has it been less than 24 hours, 24 hours or longer?
Young dogs can sometimes eat toys, trash or clothing (socks or underwear) that can then get stuck. Normally the first few days are just vomiting, but the dog seems to feel fine they just cannot keep anything down. Then a few days later we see diarrhea.
In young dogs with these symptoms I recommend taking them into see your regular veterinarian to have some abdominal X-rays done to look for a foreign object that could be causing a blockage as well as some minor blood work to see where their electrolytes are at.
With this being Thursday we also have to consider that if there is an obstruction the cost of possible surgery to remove the object or hospitalization to help her try and pass it will get more expensive if we head into the weekend. To keep costs down I would also consider taking her in today If you are able to. I do not want you to end up at the emergency clinic for possible emergency surgery where the costs are 3 and 4 x what you may pay with your regular veterinarian.
Because this just started we also have the option of trying some conservative therapy with injectable medications from your veterinarian for nausea and we can see how she does. Then if she is not better by Friday you can have her x-rayed. That way we can keep cost down today and she may be better, but if we need to X-ray her tomorrow we can.
I hope this helps guide you on what to do.
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Dr. Meghan Denney
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