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