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We have had our puppy for 3 weeks now and almost the whole time we have had him he has been sick, the first week we took him to the vets and he was put on antibiotics, we then took him to the vets on the fweekend for his needles and the vet said he is looking much better.
He has now been vomiting and he has very runny poo for about 2 days now. Is this just the effect the needles are havin on him or is he really sick?
The first vet said that might have toruble with him because the people that we actually got him off had to revive him when he was born so there could be major problems with him.
Any help would be great.
All I can suggest is to keep an eye on him and take him to the vet to get checked. I hope he gets better soon.:hugs: for your little puppy.
If he's having digestive problems I would highly recommend giving him boiled rice and chicken mince and only water to drink for a few days. It is easier for them todigest. Alot of puppies find it hard to adjust from their mum's milk to grown up doggy food. How old is your pup?
If he starts being lethargic and unresponsive get him back to the vet asap. Just like a baby they get dehydrated really quickly.
what are you feeding him are you changing his diet alot, what breed is he some breeds are prone to digestive problems and you can get special diets for them, is he still happy and bright or is he lethargic and flat?? vomiting is not a common side effect of vaccination and neither is diarrhoea. Hope this helps
If it continues I would go to the vet make sure he has plenty of water so he does not dehydrate, starve him for 24hrs and then feed chicken and rice for a few days and slowly reintroduce his normal diet.
We are feeding him ground up chicken from Lenards. We were told he was a staffy x ridgeback, but the vet told us he definately has red heeler in him.
I have also just noticed he pees a lot and it is really yellow, I don't think this is right either.
He is pretty energenic he has been running around with the cat all morning and now he is having a snooze under my daughters bed.
is that all he normally eats or do you feed him a puppy biscuit as well?? you can get his urine tested if you are unsure could be that he is a little dehydrated from the vomitig etc
I was mixing biscuits in with the chicken, but last night I just gave him the chicken and his poo has been hard and he hasn't thrown up I'm thinking maybe it was the biscuits that were making him sick. I didn't think this could happen he wouldn't eat the biscuits by themselves I had to mix them in with other food.
Im going to see how he goes over the next few days and if he is no better I guess its off to the vets again.
Puppies are susceptible to many things (just like babies). They also go down hill really quickly once they get sick so it is best not to mess around. A change in diet can cause an upset tummy however vomiting and diarrhoea are symptoms not diseases so can mean lots of things eg. viruses, bacteria, stress. Your puppy should be on a good quality dry puppy food (talk to your vet) until about 12 months old, unless you have the time to make up a complete diet yourself (only do this with a good recipe from your vet - there are lots of feeding myths around). Any diet changes should be done over the course of at least a week.
Ground up chicken shouldnt be given as it has bones ground up in it. If you are advised to put your puppy on a temporary diet of chick & rice diet they mean boiled rice and chicken meat only (no skin, no fat, no bones).
I hope this helps! The demeanor of your puppy will tell you a lot. If they are still running around like mad hatters then that is a good sign! :)
ps reactions to vaccinations are usually lethargy, being off food and swelling at the injection site. They are rarely vomiting/diarrhoea.
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