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We just adopted a puppy over the weekend and she's been fine…

Hello! We just adopted...

Hello! We just adopted a puppy over the weekend and she's been fine for a couple of days and all of a sudden today she started dry heaving and puked once

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the puppy eat anything unusual?

Not that I know of, she tries eating sticks and leaves outside but Ive taken them away. I did try one new treat yesterday though around 5pm. It was a blue buffalo banana yogurt treat

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name?

Shes on the same food as before too. Her name is ***** ***** shes a little over three months Thank you!

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sydney?

Nothing that I am aware of

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3/13/2018
Dr. Meghan Denney
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How old is your puppy?

Has she had her first round of vaccines against parvo virus and if so how old was she?

Any diarrhea?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
She is a little over three months. According to the shelter, everything is up to date and she has one more round of vaccines left I believe, I called that vet today but they were closed. We adopted her in a nearby state (1.5 hours away) and planned to visit that vet once to get her records and neutered/microchipped.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
She has had mostly normal stools except a little bit loose the last one but not diarrhea.

The biggest concern in a young puppy is, unfortunately, parvovirus.

Other possibilities include intestinal parasites ( worms) a high worm burden can cause some pretty intense tummy upset.

We can also see young puppies eat things they shouldn't and those things can get stuck in the stomach or the intestines causing a blockage.

To be on the safe side I would recommend getting her checked today by a veterinarian near you. God forbid this is parvo we need to catch it early to give her the best chance to beat it.

If you are unable to get her to a veterinarian we can try some Pepcid to see if that will settle her tummy down, but my fear is that with her already vomiting she won't be able to keep it down.

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We can see puppies even who have their vaccines come down with parvo. The vaccines give their immune systems a leg up against the disease so we often see a shorter less severe course of the disease, but often these puppies still need some supportive care and medications for nausea.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you. I will call the local vet now to see if we can get her in!

You are very welcome good luck let me know how it goes.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Are there any other symptoms we should be looking for?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you!

increasing lethargy is not good and if her stools go watery that is a bad sign.

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