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Help - sick puppy, am I doing the right thing?

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bluebirdonmyshoulder Thu 17-Jul-14 20:14:57

Hi all,

14 week old black Lab puppy. Normal poo first thing this morning but then wouldn't eat her breakfast and hasn't eaten all day so last ate 5pm yesterday. Next poo at 1pm ish was very loose. Has been sick twice, not much, just a little bit.

She's seemed slightly more sleepy than normal today but obviously could be the heat. She did perk up this afternoon and was her normal self for a few hours with the exception of not eating.

She has had continual access to water and has been drinking. Has had normal amount of wees.

My plan is to call the vet if she still won't eat by tomorrow breakfast. Does this sound reasonable or should I call the emergency line? Thanks.

PeonyStick Thu 17-Jul-14 20:51:44

Lurking rather than being helpful . Our 11 week old lab isn't eating today and his poo is very squishy today ..... And he has slept nearly all day .
Could the heat do this ?

Ephedra Thu 17-Jul-14 20:59:02

Yes the heat can do that PeonyStick.

Op it's been years since I had a puppy so if you are worried call the vets but if the pup is drinking and acting mostly ok I would just keep an eye on her and call the vets in the morning if still not eating.

Spanielpuppy Thu 17-Jul-14 21:01:59

Sounds like the heat. Try offering plain boiled rice. Had similar when our dog was a pup was recommend by vet, he ate it straight away and helped line his stomach.

But if worried always worth a call in the morning

bluebirdonmyshoulder Thu 17-Jul-14 21:04:17

Thanks all. She has now eaten half a bowl of food and is wrestling her bear as normal.

Bless her. Love her so much already but it's yet another loved one to worry about!

PeonyStick Thu 17-Jul-14 21:14:08

Glad to hear it bluebird . Our pup has just done almost the same we have lion rather than bear he has missed 4 feeds today - and only seems interested in food coming out if the kong - but he is acting completely normally now nippy !

bluebirdonmyshoulder Thu 17-Jul-14 21:15:02

Must be the heat! I guess it's the first time they're experiencing it.

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