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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Thanks Ange, I guess I'm wondering if they are NOW paler than they usually are? That is my biggest concern.Plus I'm wondering if she's now a bit overhydrated. After the vomitting it's understandable that there is a little dehyration, but if her skin is not showing signs now, then the syringing needs to be stopped.Her little system needs a break, that's my opinion.
    Pale gums are a MAJOR concern. that's IF they ARE pale.

    Ditto, ditto, ditto.

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    I don't know if this is relevant, but when Poppy left, I'd checked her skin not long (about 15-20 mins) before hand and it had taken a count of 3 seconds to go back into place. Hence explaining to syringe her water.

    Her gums were taking less than one to go back to normal colour.

    Amy you need to press quite hard (but not painfully so, just firmly) to get the white mark from your fingers to appear, then once it does count the seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I don't know if this is relevant, but when Poppy left, I'd checked her skin not long (about 15-20 mins) before hand and it had taken a count of 3 seconds to go back into place. Hence explaining to syringe her water.

    Her gums were taking less than one to go back to normal colour.

    Amy you need to press quite hard (but not painfully so, just firmly) to get the white mark from your fingers to appear, then once it does count the seconds.
    okay, pressed in the right spot this time and there was a white mark then almost instantly pink again. The skin on the back of her neck is going back much quicker than 3 secs now.

    I don't know that her gums are actually pale. They are just a pale pink colour if that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    okay, pressed in the right spot this time and there was a white mark then almost instantly pink again. The skin on the back of her neck is going back much quicker than 3 secs now.

    I don't know that her gums are actually pale. They are just a pale pink colour if that makes sense.
    Sounds like they are just as they were when she was here. She does have pale pink gums normally, they'd be white if they were paler IYKWIM. I'm relieved to hear that it's an instant colour return and her fluid levels are much better.

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    Also I don't know if this is worth mentioning bu she has done a few little coughs since we have been home. Like she is gagging or trying to cough something up. She has only done it 2 or 3 times.

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    So let's assume that what you see now is her normal gum colour, that gives you something to compare with for future examinations!

    Gum colour appears to be good, capillary return appears good, and her hydration levels appear to be improving if not back to normal. ALL GOOD!

    Leave her be for tonight, let her sleep and rest, she has a bowl of water if she needs it. Check her gums tomorrow morning, offer her a bit to drink but don't syringe any more. Tbh I'd leave offering her any food until tomorrow afternoon/evening, I have no doubt that the vomitting has left her with a very sore tum and possible sore throat (the coughing?). I know you're worried about her having lost weight but she'll put it back on soon enough. At lunchtime you could always rub a little honey on her gums, the sugar will perk her up.

    Hopefully by tomorrow evening she'll be trying to chew your arm off!

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    If she has not perked up dramatically tomorrow, or if there is any further vomiting call your vet on the phone to discuss her symptoms. He/she will ascertain whether a visit is necessary.

    What's her tummy look like? Not fat, bloated? If you look at it there's no internals you can see moving around under the bare flesh of her tummy? There is no tummy sounds, rumbles etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    So let's assume that what you see now is her normal gum colour, that gives you something to compare with for future examinations!

    Gum colour appears to be good, capillary return appears good, and her hydration levels appear to be improving if not back to normal. ALL GOOD!

    Leave her be for tonight, let her sleep and rest, she has a bowl of water if she needs it. Check her gums tomorrow morning, offer her a bit to drink but don't syringe any more. Tbh I'd leave offering her any food until tomorrow afternoon/evening, I have no doubt that the vomitting has left her with a very sore tum and possible sore throat (the coughing?). I know you're worried about her having lost weight but she'll put it back on soon enough. At lunchtime you could always rub a little honey on her gums, the sugar will perk her up.

    Hopefully by tomorrow evening she'll be trying to chew your arm off!
    Thanks for the advice re: what to do about food and water tomorrow. I was going to ask if I should offer her a normal breakfast.

    So I shouldn't syringe her ANY water tomorrow even if she isn't drinking much if at all from her bowl?

    Tomorrow evening, at dinner time, should I offer her a smaller amount of just dry food and leave the raw meat out?

    Also...what about Puppy Preschool tomorrow night???

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    Amy, bottom line is what DA said, if she's not improved by tomorrow afternoon then it's off the vet with her.

    And I'd forget puppy school - even if she's back to normal, you don't know exactly what has caused this and if there is a chance that she may have had a bit of gastro I wouldn't want to pass that on to other pups.

    If she's back to normal I'd offer her a little steamed chicken and some rice, that's nice and bland. Next day offer a little kibble and see if that stays down okay. Smaller meals more often for a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    If she has not perked up dramatically tomorrow, or if there is any further vomiting call your vet on the phone to discuss her symptoms. He/she will ascertain whether a visit is necessary.

    What's her tummy look like? Not fat, bloated? If you look at it there's no internals you can see moving around under the bare flesh of her tummy? There is no tummy sounds, rumbles etc?
    No, I haven't noticed any of that DA. And I had a good look at her tummy earlier.

    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Amy, bottom line is what DA said, if she's not improved by tomorrow afternoon then it's off the vet with her.

    And I'd forget puppy school - even if she's back to normal, you don't know exactly what has caused this and if there is a chance that she may have had a bit of gastro I wouldn't want to pass that on to other pups.

    If she's back to normal I'd offer her a little steamed chicken and some rice, that's nice and bland. Next day offer a little kibble and see if that stays down okay. Smaller meals more often for a few days.
    Should I wait till lunch time to see if she perks up, assuming she not perky in the morning? How do I steam chicken? Silly Q I know but I've never steamed anything! Might go back to the portion size I gave her when she first came home at 8 weeks then build up.

    When should I add the raw mince back in? The day after she has the kibble (assuming she keeps it down)?

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