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Puppy thrown up bile. Handhold please?

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ziggiestardust Sun 15-Dec-19 16:24:44

We got our gorgeous golden retriever puppy this week. She went to the vet yesterday for a general treat and wormer, and this morning she’s been a bit off her food (although she did manage a duck neck as recommended by the breeder), about 1/4 of her breakfast and a few treats. This afternoon she refused lunch, had a slightly loose stool and then has vomited bile a few times since. There’s been a couple of blades of what look like grass in there (she has been on lead in the garden going to the toilet), and we’ve managed to keep her drinking small amounts. She’s sleeping quite a bit, although when she wakes up she bounces around loads and makes us all laugh.

Of course I’ve convinced myself she’s contracted some horrible illness and it’s all my fault. My vet is closed although they did say she might have a bit of a sensitive tummy after the wormer; but wouldn’t that have happened yesterday, not today?

My anxiety is through the roof and I just need a handhold. I’m scared I’m going to kill her with my lacklustre care.

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GeraldineFangedVagine Sun 15-Dec-19 16:27:57

Don’t worry! Just keep giving her water regularly. This is probably the tummy upset the vet warned you about. If she starts being listless or in obvious pain, then contact the vet. You could try her with some scrambled egg, plain rice or cooked chicken later and see if she can tolerate that. Try not to worry!

twinboymumma Sun 15-Dec-19 16:29:45

If you only got her this week, she's probably still settling in, too. Both my puppies didn't eat very well until the second week because of the readjustment. And they used to eat grass all the time - just try to take treats when you go outside to tempt her to eat those instead of grass. Good luck!

BiteyShark Sun 15-Dec-19 16:30:07

It is common for puppies to have upset stomachs especially with the stress of a new home on top of the stress of visiting the vets and vaccinations etc.

Watch out for treats giving them an upset stomach as well (a ducks neck would have upset my dog when little tbh).

However, they can get dehydrated quickly at that age so do watch out for that especially with any vomiting and don't be afraid to contact your out of hours vet if you think she is getting worse.

Panicmode1 Sun 15-Dec-19 16:36:05

My GR puppy had a very unhappy digestive system for a while after she arrived. I'm not sure a duck neck would have agreed with her at such a young age, but if you are continuing what the breeder was doing already then presumably that's OK. I ended up moving her (very slowly) onto a better food than the breeder had been feeding her and she's had a v happy stomach ever since.

Try not to worry, she's probably still settling in and adjusting to new routine/surroundings/water but if she's drinking lots and has energy, I'm sure all is fine. As a PP has said, plain rice and chicken or scrambled egg may help too.

ziggiestardust Sun 15-Dec-19 16:59:59

Yes, thank you all for talking sense into me... she’s just had a mad half hour bouncing around with DS and given herself hiccups with the excitement!

I’m definitely going to watch her treats and bones and things; I’ll knock the latter on the head for a few weeks I think just to be sure. The breeder gave wings and necks etc but it’s not something I’m hugely confident with so I’ll leave it for a bit.

I’ll offer her a scrambled egg for her supper and see what she makes of it. If tomorrow she’s still unsettled I’ll book her in at the vet for a checkup just to be sure.

This morning we took her for a walk in one of those puppy buggy things around the local area, and at the end I let her have a sniff (and a wee) in my front garden as she was crying to get out and genuinely needed to go (we wouldn’t have made it to the back garden through the house in time). A friend has told me I should never have done either of those things, as now she could have contracted parvo confused

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Pipandmum Sun 15-Dec-19 17:01:27

Get used to it. One of my dogs is 10 and he throws up some yellow bile most days. Makes a disgusting sound as he does it too.

Greyhound22 Sun 15-Dec-19 17:14:38

Nah it'll be

1) the wormer
2) eating grass in the garden
3) change of surroundings

Obviously keep your eye on her and if she goes very lacklustre or her gums are pale etc then vet but if she's just had a bit of a runny bum and bought up some grass I wouldn't get too worked up xx

Hereandback Sun 15-Dec-19 21:34:34

The tell tale sign is the stools, keep a close eye there, double check the food is the same as what they are weened on and that they've not chewed and eaten anything they shouldn't. Also over feeding can have the same effect, vomiting and diarrhea.
If you do have any doubts take them to the vet as it's always better to get face to face advice of a professional, any vet worth their salt would love puppy cuddles.

narcissistseverywhere Sun 15-Dec-19 23:03:48

Probably just a tummy bug, my dog had one recently and was manically eating grass & weeds (& then throwing up) , She recovered in a few days (keep an eye out for dehydration)

DontMakeMeShushYou Sun 15-Dec-19 23:11:56

It will be the stress of a new home combined with the vaccinations/wormer. She's eaten grass because her tummy feels iffy.

My dog loves a raw bone from the butcher but will quite often puke up the next morning if she spends too long gnawing on it.

ErrolTheDragon Sun 15-Dec-19 23:26:17

My 'recipe' for the dog after sickness is to poach some chicken or fish together with rice and overcook the rice so it absorbs lots.

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