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My puppy threw up twice and has now gone totally limp and only blinks. What can I do?!
Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has he been showing signs?

How old is he and what breed?

What is he bringing up in his vomit?

Can he keep any water down?

Are his gums pink or white/pale? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Could he have eaten anything harmful (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok first time he threw up was within 24 hours. He is about 8-10 weeks. Poodle chihuahua mix. His parents are siblings, I don’t know if that matters. When he vomits it is brownish liquid. Pink gums. Moist. He is clenching when I put my finger in his mouth. I tried syrup and sugar water to see if it would help, but no sign.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Maks sounds when I press belly
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have 5 kids he could have eaten anything.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
More like trash or toys. Not chemicals or meds.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Hello again,

Now we do have a very serious situation here. Pups can collapse and become weak with vomiting if they eat something dangerous (toxins or something that damages the gut) but even infectious of the gut can cause these kinds of signs if they suffer a crash in blood sugar (from bacteria stealing it or their just not getting good because of vomiting). OF course, severe parasites to the gut telescoping on itself would also be a worry with these severe signs.

Now I am glad to see you have tried the syrup (honey can be used as well) but make sure you are rubbing it on the gums not trying to feed it. You can try a few spoonfuls of this (with care of course). If he perks up then we can try to soothe his stomach but if he does not then we need him seen to be checked for toxins or gut damage. Because they are just so fragile at this age and we can see them continue to worsen and even die. So, we need to be proactive.

Of course, if he does perk up with you rubbing more syrup on the gums, we can try to address his nausea. To do so, you can give a small dose of Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) and then try offering a light diet option for a few days. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled. If he positively progresses, we can keep that up as needed but again if he remains that collapsed despite more glucose into his system we'd want him seen urgently.

In this situation, just in case you do wish to see an ER vet, you can check @ http://www.vetlocator.com/ or https://www.veccs.org/facility-directory/

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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