Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My westie puppy Archie was very sick this morning. He

Customer Question
My westie puppy Archie...

My westie puppy Archie was very sick this morning. He brought up something that looked like a wooden husk after eating grass. He is still eating grass and that is all he wants to do apart from sleep. Can you help?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the puppy. What is the dog's name?

His name is*****: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Archie?

He is normally very active and was fine yesterday.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
12/4/2017
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
DocPaul
DocPaul, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 6,586
Experience: 20+ yrs exp. Emerg, Int Med, Ultrasound, Gen Practice.
Verified

Hi!

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

i would be happy to help you

How old is Archie?
Vaccine current?

Any contact with other dogs recently?

Paul

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Archie is 6 months old and his vaccinations are current. He just meets dogs on walks.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Are you still dealing with my enquiry?
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Okay thanks.

I suspect one of two things:
Acute gastritis or possible a foreign object in the GI tract

Has he vomited since this AM?
Paul

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No he hasnt since this morning.
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Okay that is good news.

I would not let him eat any more grass- that is going to further irritate his stomach

Do NOT feed anything more today

Water in small amounts is fine over the day

You can give Zantac at 1.0 mg/kg by mouth three times a day- This should settle the stomach

IF he continues to vomit then he needs to be examined

Watch for this, blood in vomit or stool and abdominal pain

Update me in 2-3 hours time

Make sense?

Paul

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Should i make him some scrambled eggs?
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

No

NO food today

Start with cooked hamburger and rice tomorrow morning :)

Paul

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
He iant panting just restless.
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Yes, sounds like stomach is upset

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Are you still there?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Good morning

How is Archie doing?

Ans a friendly reminder to rate me- That is how i get paid

Thanks, Paul

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask DocPaul Your Own Question
DocPaul
DocPaul
DocPaul, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 6,586
6,586 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 20+ yrs exp. Emerg, Int Med, Ultrasound, Gen Practice.

DocPaul is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,416 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,633 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,086 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,682 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,719 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
We have a brand new 8-week old puppy, we just brought him
hello! we have a brand new 8-week old puppy, we just brought him home today. medium goldendoodle. We just finished playing with him for about 20 minutes. As he was starting to fall asleep, we noticed … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,719 satisfied customers
Hives. He had hives yesterday and I took him to the vet who
He had hives yesterday and I took him to the vet who have Him Benadryl and an anti-inflammatory. All the bumps seem to go away last night. The bumps reappear this morning I called the vet they told me to give him 75 mg Benadryl every eight hours. Which I have been doing but he just threw up I think the Benadryl upset his stomach could I be right? … read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
428 satisfied customers
I found a tiny speck of blood when my dog vomited this
I found a tiny speck of blood when my dog vomited this morning. The vomit was all bile except for the one speck of blood … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,327 satisfied customers
My dog a 7 year old rottie mix ate corncobs out of the
My dog a 7 year old rottie mix ate corncobs out of the garbage yesterday. He did vomit up most of it and I did induce vomiting that day to get the rest up. In the vomitus was smaller chewed up pieces.… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,734 satisfied customers
My dog licked Gentaved Topical Spray (gentamicin sulfate,
My dog licked Gentaved Topical Spray (gentamicin sulfate, betamethasone valerate) from the face of our older dog. I had put more than I should have on the older dog's skin rash. Instead of two sprays,… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My puppy fell down a few stairs and t s head. He was walking
Hi, my puppy fell down a few stairs and hit his head. He was walking funny and his eyes looked sleepy for a few minutes. Now he seems fine and running around as normal, alert and all. Should I still t… read more
Melanie Goble
Melanie Goble
Owner/Veterinarian
DVM
93 satisfied customers
Diarrhea since Monday. he is active and eating fine. last
diarrhea since Monday. he is active and eating fine. last night seemed like he was straining to poo … read more
Ola Barrett
Ola Barrett
221 satisfied customers
My dog Archie is 10 months old. Hes half chihuahua half limiter
My dog Archie is 10 months old. He's half chihuahua half limiter pinture. We got him when he was three months old. The owners said all the puppies were properly vaccinated. About two months ago he bec… read more
Dr. Whitehead
Dr. Whitehead
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7 satisfied customers
We brought out 10 week old German Shepard puppy home yesterday.
We brought out 10 week old German Shepard puppy home yesterday. He seemed fine. He was "burping" and throwing up water a little. This morning he was fine, doing the same, ate breakfast and did throw u… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
my dog is a three year old westie, the only time he is happy
my dog is a three year old westie, the only time he is happy is when he is taken out on his walk, the rest of the time he sleeps a lot and stays in his bed. could he be depressed?I cannot increase his… read more
Dr Rachel
Dr Rachel
Doctoral Degree
173 satisfied customers
Jack: archie is a daschund..Yesterday morning he came..right eye
Archie is a Daschund/Jack Russel cross aged 4 yrs. Yesterday morning he came in from the fields and appeared unable to open his right eye. This continued during the day and he did not eat. He was also… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a 2 year old female Westie. Her nose is more wet than
I have a 2 year old female Westie. Her nose is more wet than usual, she is constantly sneezing/snorting out of it, and she also seems to have trouble breathing because I can hear the air is heavier as… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,682 satisfied customers
We have just brought an 8 week old westie puppy home today
We have just brought an 8 week old westie puppy home today and its had slight diarreah and keeps being sick. It has drank a little water but not eaten any food (Eukanuba supplied by the seller). It is… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
my one year old puppy vomited twice earlier this morning and
my one year old puppy vomited twice earlier this morning and has been really quiet and lazy for the rest of the day. He has been drinking water but will not eat. My partner stated that when the puppy … read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,555 satisfied customers
maltipoo: wk old..Normal eating & drinking & stools..brought home
9 wk old maltipoo - got him 2 days ago. 2.2#. Normal eating & drinking & stools until this morning (2 days since brought home). Now sleeps much more, ate normally this am 1/4 cup softened pellets but … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
My four month old chihuahua puppy has vomited more than 8 or
My four month old chihuahua puppy has vomited more than 8 or 9 times in the last hour and seems a little lethargic, though not distressed. He has not been outside in the street today so cannot have be… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
puppy: 10 weeks old we just brought home yesterday..stools..she chewed
We have a new puppy-10 weeks old we just brought home yesterday. She was fine overnight, but today she had blood in her stools. My husband thinks it may have happened when she chewed on out wooden doo… read more
Doc James
Doc James
Post-Doctoral Degree
863 satisfied customers
my westie puppy is 5 month old and is teething. she was sick
my westie puppy is 5 month old and is teething. she was sick yesterday 4 times in afternoon after going for a walk on the beach (she ate horse poo). i gave her scrambled egg at 5pm which she brought u… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
57,087 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x