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    Puppy pre-school? She's been vomiting, had daihhorea, is fairly listless off and on and we are all worried about her well-being. Puppy pre-school doesn't even come into the equation Amy.

    I'm not one to be a worry wart when dogs get tummy problems, but then again I've learnt the hard way that we must be vigilant just in case.

    We are not vets.
    We do not carry responsiblity on this fourm for the health and well-being of any animal. If you yourself are in any doubt during the night or tomorrow morning, you truly should contact your vet who is qualified to deal with this, or at least ascertain there is no further illness.
    Hopefully, she has just had an overload of stimulation, different foods perhaps that she is not used to and a nice night of routine and rest to clean out her insides is all that will be needed. Good luck Amy.

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    Steam or boil. Cut it up into small bits and boil in a little water until it's cooked through, you can use the broth on the rice. Raw mince I'd leave giving her for a couple of days.

    If you are still worried at lunchtime then go to the vet - remember we can only guide you, as we can't see Poppy, whereas a vet can examine her and decide if there's a problem or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Puppy pre-school? She's been vomiting, had daihhorea, is fairly listless off and on and we are all worried about her well-being. Puppy pre-school doesn't even come into the equation Amy.

    I'm not one to be a worry wart when dogs get tummy problems, but then again I've learnt the hard way that we must be vigilant just in case.

    We are not vets.
    We do not carry responsiblity on this fourm for the health and well-being of any animal. If you yourself are in any doubt during the night or tomorrow morning, you truly should contact your vet who is qualified to deal with this, or at least ascertain there is no further illness.
    Hopefully, she has just had an overload of stimulation, different foods perhaps that she is not used to and a nice night of routine and rest to clean out her insides is all that will be needed. Good luck Amy.
    With all due respect I don't need the lecture. I don't know if thats what your intention was but thats what it comes across as. I KNOW that the people on this forum are not vets! I KNOW that my vet is qualified to deal with this type fo thing! I will be talking to her tomorrow as I need to let her know about Puppy Preschool anyway.

    I simply came here for advice, perspective and opinions of people who are more knowledgable than me. Thats all. Nothing more! I don't expect a diagnosis!!!

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    Amy, I am not lecturing. I was trying to assist you at a time that I expect you would probably be feeling stressed, worried and very uncertain. I was also trying to push the point of considering calling your vet tomorrow if she is not tip-top without causing you any sort of panic. I have recently lost a dog. Therefore I am not in the frame of mind to take any sign of illness lightly at this moment in time.

    Your tone has offended me, so I will kindly remove myself from this thread and offer you no further assistance or my opinion. All the best, and I hope poppy is her usual happy self tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Amy, I am not lecturing. I was trying to assist you at a time that I expect you would probably be feeling stressed, worried and very uncertain. I was also trying to push the point of considering calling your vet tomorrow if she is not tip-top without causing you any sort of panic. I have recently lost a dog. Therefore I am not in the frame of mind to take any sign of illness lightly at this moment in time.

    Your tone has offended me, so I will kindly remove myself from this thread and offer you no further assistance or my opinion. All the best, and I hope poppy is her usual happy self tomorrow.
    Sorry! I didn't mean to offend you! I honestly didn't! I just felt as though you were insinuating that I was ridiculous to be even thinking about Puppy Preschool. I guess that and the bolded text is what got me feeling like it was a lecture.

    I appreciate your advice even more knowing what you have recently gone through. Like I mentioned before I will be talking to my vet tomorrow either way to let them know we won't be at Puppy Preschool. Thanks for your advice!

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    You can go to puppy preschool without Poppy. I know you were getting a lot from the information being given to you there.

    How is she doing at the moment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    You can go to puppy preschool without Poppy. I know you were getting a lot from the information being given to you there.

    How is she doing at the moment?
    Thats a great idea! maybe I can go and just see what new tricks the teach etc then come home and practice them with her in a few days when she is feeling better.

    She is just sleeping. I call out her name every now and then to make she she is reactive and she looks at me as if to say "WHAT! I was sleeping!" then goes back to sleep. She has been following us around more, jumped in the clothes basket and tried to chew the dirty washing and even had a chew of one of my shoes when I was in the shower.

    I'm hoping tomorrow she will be back to her normal self!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Thats a great idea! maybe I can go and just see what new tricks the teach etc then come home and practice them with her in a few days when she is feeling better.

    She is just sleeping. I call out her name every now and then to make she she is reactive and she looks at me as if to say "WHAT! I was sleeping!" then goes back to sleep. She has been following us around more, jumped in the clothes basket and tried to chew the dirty washing and even had a chew of one of my shoes when I was in the shower.

    I'm hoping tomorrow she will be back to her normal self!
    I wonder if she just missed you guys and home a whole lot more than I initially thought? Throw in eating food that she's not used to and has a whole lot more protein than she normally gets, plus meeting a new dog and playing lots more than normal.

    It sounds like she's starting to get back to normal now You have no idea how relieved I am about the sound of that!

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    Amy, I don't believe DA was insinuating anything, although I will put my hand up and admit that I too was a little surprised that you were still thinking about puppy preschool.

    Look, the thing is that there are some of us on here who have lots of experience with dogs, so I guess we have a much better idea of what to look out for etc, whereas I think Poppy is your first dog? That means that you have a huge learning curve ahead of you. But we've all been there, it might have been back in the jurassic days, but we all were first time dog owners at one point.

    You are going to encounter all sort of things with Poppy, most of which more experienced owners will take in their stride, but YOU will panic over - that's normal!

    BUT unless it's something really minor, like, umm, say she's got a small scratch from playing in the bushes, anything else you should just go to the vet. (and yes a vet visit may be needed if the scratch get infected!)

    Please please, next time you DO go to puppy school, ask the vet nurse (who I assume is the instructor) to go through a few basics about managing illnesses. ie checking gums, hydration, taking temperature, eye infections etc. It's not meant to replace a vet check up, but if you are shown how to do it properly it can be a good indication as to whether you need to worry or not. Or at least whether you can wait until morning to see your regular vet or need to find an emergency vet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Amy, I don't believe DA was insinuating anything, although I will put my hand up and admit that I too was a little surprised that you were still thinking about puppy preschool.

    Look, the thing is that there are some of us on here who have lots of experience with dogs, so I guess we have a much better idea of what to look out for etc, whereas I think Poppy is your first dog? That means that you have a huge learning curve ahead of you. But we've all been there, it might have been back in the jurassic days, but we all were first time dog owners at one point.

    You are going to encounter all sort of things with Poppy, most of which more experienced owners will take in their stride, but YOU will panic over - that's normal!

    BUT unless it's something really minor, like, umm, say she's got a small scratch from playing in the bushes, anything else you should just go to the vet. (and yes a vet visit may be needed if the scratch get infected!)

    Please please, next time you DO go to puppy school, ask the vet nurse (who I assume is the instructor) to go through a few basics about managing illnesses. ie checking gums, hydration, taking temperature, eye infections etc. It's not meant to replace a vet check up, but if you are shown how to do it properly it can be a good indication as to whether you need to worry or not. Or at least whether you can wait until morning to see your regular vet or need to find an emergency vet.
    I'm someone who thinks ahead. I know she is okay right now. She is hydrated and sleeping but I didn't know what to do tomorrow with food and puppy preschool hence why I was thinking about it. I don't think its surprising at all to be thinking ahead.

    Our instructor is a vet. So I will ask her that tomorrow. Its a great idea!

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