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    Hi everyone

    If you're easily grossed out, maybe don't read this!

    About an hour ago, Sally (13 weeks old) vomited 4 times in the space of about 5 minutes. She was whimpering and obviously uncomfortable while this was happening, and now she's quite listless and just wants to lie down. Earlier today she was her normal self. The first couple of times she vomited it was dried cat food (busted!!), so I'm wondering if it was just that which has upset her stomach? What has me worried is the listlessness & that she kept vomiting after all of the cat food was out. She's not interested in drinking anything, no diarrhoea (yet??).

    Is this a wait & see for a couple of hours thing, or should I be taking her straight to the vet? This is the first time she's been sick, so I'm worried about her

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    Vanessa

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    Hi Vanessa..

    IMO a phone call to her vet would be a good idea considering that she is listless, whimpering & not drinking, puppies can dehydrate very quickly.

    Please keep us informed about Sally being unwell & the outcome.

    Hoping that Sally is well again very soon & sending big hugs to you both

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    More than likely it's a wait and see situation, she may have eaten too much cat food, or it hasn't agreed with her. She may also have simply guzzled it too quickly and her tum has protested.

    A handy thing for all dog owners to know is how to check their gums (mucous membranes), gently lift one side of her mouth and have a look at the colour of the gums, they should be a nice healthy pink colour. Using the tip of your finger or thumb, gently press the gums, it should leave a white "imprint" which returns to pink more or less immediately.

    If the gums are very pale, and/or the capillary return (imprint) takes more than a second or two, this is cause for concern. Pale/white gums are an indication of the body going into shock, and vet treatment is advisable.

    If the gums look okay, keep the dog quiet, keep in a warm spot and monitor closely.

    I'd say she has a sore tum which may take a day to feel better, don't offer any food until later tonight (if she seems to be better), and keep it very plain, like steamed rice and chicken, and just a small amount to see if she keeps it down. Offer another small amount later if there are no further problems.

    Poor Sally! Hope she feels better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanessaE View Post
    Hi everyone

    If you're easily grossed out, maybe don't read this!

    About an hour ago, Sally (13 weeks old) vomited 4 times in the space of about 5 minutes. She was whimpering and obviously uncomfortable while this was happening, and now she's quite listless and just wants to lie down. Earlier today she was her normal self. The first couple of times she vomited it was dried cat food (busted!!), so I'm wondering if it was just that which has upset her stomach? What has me worried is the listlessness & that she kept vomiting after all of the cat food was out. She's not interested in drinking anything, no diarrhoea (yet??).

    Is this a wait & see for a couple of hours thing, or should I be taking her straight to the vet? This is the first time she's been sick, so I'm worried about her

    Thanks
    IMO...I would get off the internet and get her to a vet ASAP!

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    Vets are not always available on weekends in some areas.
    I would be phoning one if I could but would expect to be told to offer water, wait and see, if there was blood in vomit etc to go straight in. No ratsak, anything around that she could of got into? Chewing plants in the garden?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    No ratsak or other poisons or pesticides in the garden, hasn't been into any chemicals in the house, no blood in her vomit or projectile vomiting. I checked her gums and they're nice and pink, return to pink straight away after pressing, thanks GreysAreGreat.

    She's more lively now after a sleep, stealing the kids' toys as usual. She did steal half a promite sandwich off one of them, which she vomited up within about 5 minutes. I managed to move her away before she tried giving it a second tasting, so to speak!! Seems happy enough afterwards - not in any discomfort. She's had a bit to drink too.

    So I think I'll watch her closely and keep her away from food (illicit and otherwise LOL) until this evening.

    Thanks for the advice!
    Vanessa

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    And I'd make sure the puppy couldn't get any more cat food.

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    Maybe she bolted the cat food, my pups pinch it all the time. Am glad things seem ok and I know you will keep a close eye on her.

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    The gums are good to check and another one for dehydration is the scruff of the neck, if it returns into place and not keep standing up. (pinching skin on back of the hand is a good human test too.)

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    And I'd make sure the puppy couldn't get any more cat food.
    That's for sure!!

    I've been putting the cat food up where Sally can't reach it, problem is the cat can't actually jump up there easily because he's missing a back leg. So he relies on me to lift him up when he wants to eat. When the dog's outside, I put the cat food on the floor so Jackson can get to it, which I of course forget, and what's the first thing the puppy does when she comes careening inside like a furry bulldozer? That's right, she goes straight for the cat food, which she inhales in about minus 5 seconds.
    Vanessa

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