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New rescue terrier. I need hand holding

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TheFlyingFauxPas Thu 28-Jan-16 09:26:17

After lots of thought and research we got the most beautiful rescue terrier on Monday. Fostering at the moment. He is a little star. So friendly. Walks nicely. Sleeps well on my bed. Great back-up from rescue. He was fine Monday. Poo normal. He's just been neutered and 1st vaccs. Hasn't eaten much then in last 2 days he's had 3 very runny poos and been sick 4 times. He ate the most since he arrived yesterday. He's now eating plain chicken breast and rice
I'm only giving him tiny amounts. He's been drinking water. He's tiny. Weighed about 5kg but he's lost almost 1kg since. He's perky and tail waggy. Rescue lady visiting him later. So worried about him. He's so lovely

TheFlyingFauxPas Thu 28-Jan-16 09:26:53

Oh he's about 18 months

LilCamper Thu 28-Jan-16 09:53:03

Massive adjustment for him...anasthetic, surgery and a move to yours. Stress can cause an upset tummy.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 28-Jan-16 09:55:06

Bless him. It is most likely just down to change of routine and environment. The fact that he is eating and drinking is good. I would probably give the vets a call & see what they say as he's not long been operated on as a precaution.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 28-Jan-16 09:56:11

Sorry x post with Lilcamper

TheoriginalLEM Thu 28-Jan-16 10:05:12

1kg is a fifth of his total weight, that is alot of weight to lose in a short time. Also the vomiting and diarreoah is not expected after an anaesthetic. I think you should get him checked out by the vet - lively and eating are good signs though.

aginghippy Thu 28-Jan-16 11:47:10

He sounds lovely.

After she came to us, my rescue dog to a good few weeks to settle down and eat normally. As pp said, it's down to change of routine and environment. Now she eats anything grin.

See what the rescue lady says. I would also consider phoning the vet for advice. How long ago was the op? He may be due a follow up visit anyway.

aginghippy Thu 28-Jan-16 11:48:14

my rescue dog *took a good few weeks to settle down

TheFlyingFauxPas Thu 28-Jan-16 12:07:12

Thanks everybody that all sounds so reassuring 😊 rescue lady's visiting soon and I would like the vet to take a look. I'm glad I weighed him so I can monitor him. Rental lady inspected today and she approved of him so that was good. We love him so much he makes us worry 😢 I think he's going to be such a positive addition to our family. Ds has hf asd he loves him and he's already taking more responsibility like picking up sick when I was out. I've had depression but massively improving. Lots of fresh air and exercise is what's needed for me and ds. It'll get him off his tech for a while and I'm a bit chubby and overweight! Already walking a lot, getting up and doing more and meeting lovely doggie people.

TheFlyingFauxPas Thu 28-Jan-16 12:11:21

Ps he was neutered Friday just gone. Pound for a week then boarding kennels so the poor little chaps had so much going on but you wouldn't know apart from the tummy issues. He's being an absolute star 🌟

TPel Thu 28-Jan-16 12:22:53

Poor little chap. He has fallen on his paws with you though and I am sure he will be better soon.

AnUtterIdiot Thu 28-Jan-16 12:39:12

Everyone I know who got a rescue dog says their tums are a bit upset the first few days. And certainly I can remember all of our dogs being incredibly wobbly and uninterested in food after being spayed or neutered. I'm sure he'll be fine, especially if he's perky and waggy. smile

TheFlyingFauxPas Thu 28-Jan-16 22:19:03

He had me worried this afternoon. Was sick again and a bit well.... Limp😞 he's been seen by vet . He also says he's not surprised with all he's been through. He's got some paste to help settle his tum. He turned his nose up at scrambled egg and the pasta I made for him. Hopefully better tomorrow. He's beside me sleeping.

MightyMug Thu 28-Jan-16 23:37:11

Poor pup. Out dog had a bad tummy on chicken and rice and seems to have a problem with chicken, so we were advised by the vet to feed eggs, which really helped.

ExitPursuedByABear Thu 28-Jan-16 23:41:15

I can't possibly comment without a photo.

TheFlyingFauxPas Fri 29-Jan-16 09:28:28

Sick once last night. Been lapping water. Managed to give him some medicine paste last night. It's in a big squirty syringe thing. Made him scrambled eggs this morning. Not interested. Tried to give him medicine but he's having none of it. He won't open his mouth I daren't push it any further with him. Any hints? . I mixed the paste in with a tiny bit of chicken and rice. He's eaten a few specks of it.

TheFlyingFauxPas Fri 29-Jan-16 09:38:23

Here's the little chap

Anotherusernamechange Fri 29-Jan-16 09:40:56

He's a lovely fella. Would he try some mashed up Chubb roll? It's revolting but bland

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 29-Jan-16 09:50:14

Roughly how much paste is it? When my dogs (& cat when he was still alive) have needed tablets I've managed to get them in to them on (well in) a bit of dairylea triangle, I'm wondering if you mixed the paste in to it he might take it? Of course you shouldn't give them stuff like that all the time but for rare occasions where medicine is needed it's a tasty way to get them to take it. He's so cute!

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 29-Jan-16 09:52:43

Sorry basically if it's a lot of paste the cream cheese would probably make his tummy worse but if only a little it would most likely be ok is the point I was trying to get to confused

Cheerfulmarybrown Fri 29-Jan-16 09:56:17

I would go back to the vet. Has been in a kennel situation and is still being sick despite not eating. This feels like more than just stress

TheoriginalLEM Fri 29-Jan-16 10:08:49

Just stick to chicken and rice for now, or ask your vets if they have any "sensitivity" tins, basically a chicken and rice diet. Was the paste promax? That should be administered based on weight, of course if he wont eat it then you just have to do what you can. He is adorable, they are like kids, a big worry - but soooo worth it. If he is not better by tomorrow morning i'd take him back to the vet simply because you don't want the expense of the out of hour calls if he is poorly over the weekend.

AnUtterIdiot Fri 29-Jan-16 13:31:46

I'd take him back to the vet if he's not eating this morning.


TheFlyingFauxPas Fri 29-Jan-16 14:02:12

The paste is pro kolin. He only had a bit this morning. He's just has pasta mixed up with a little tuna (spring water) and he ate some then went back again 3 times! It was only in little in the bowl but so pleased he ate. No sick so far today touch wood. He's off to the groomers today for as much as he can stand as he's in such a matted state 😞 we're fostering at the moment so rescue covering vet costs.

TheFlyingFauxPas Fri 29-Jan-16 14:05:15

Thank you for all the replies from me and dd. 😊 that's the first time I've written that on here 😊 I'm new to the dogs room but not MN😊

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