Sick Puppy - Advice needed please

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Puppy has been sick this evening, 3/4 times, first time was all his dinner then it just became fluidy. He has been drinking and his nose is nice and wet. He seems very unsettled and restless and not his usual self.

His breathing seems quite rapid too and his belly looks quite bloated.

He has had normal bowel movements this evening.

I was about to call the vet but not sure if its that urgent.

Puppy had his last jab on monday and was microchipped and until this evening has been fine.

Any advice?
 

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Temperature? It's always difficult when they're young, they eat all sorts of things and fast too, on other hand sometimes there is something wrong... Hard to know, the important thing is that you don't give any more food, they dehydrate easily. Does he get to keep the water? If he can't keep the water after drinking I would probably go straight to the vet.

Hope he gets well soon.
 

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As FLH suggests they eat and pick every thing at this age
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it could be that something has passed and caused upset or something is obstructing, im not sure how old he is, but obs with a foreign body in a very young puppy, dehydration is the main worry, and it's best not to allow him to drink add lib if he is bringing it back up and this is causing more upset, it's best to offer little and often, how quickly after drinking is he vomiting? have u checked his colour? what time di he start to vomit?

To be honest, I would phone an atleast speak to the vet/nurse, they will tell u what to look out for and give an indication of how long to wait until they feel he may need to be seen, they will more than likely ask u not offer any more food for tonight, but carry on with the water little and often, but it's always best to call, esp before it gets any later.
My job is to take these kinds of emergency calls, and I would rather u phone a little earlier to give advice than leave it till puppy was worse, so I could atleast give advice or advise whether u need to speak to or be seen by the vet.
 

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Gums seem normal and he has kept down the last lot of water he had. He is now sleeping on his bed. What is a normal dogs temp? Breathing has settled a little too. Will see how he is in the morning. Cheers guys.
 

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When my dog had a bout of sickness over New Year, I was advised to get some glucose solution and a small 5 ml syringe. I had to syringe the solution into her mouth at frequent intervals. this really seemed to help her.
 

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Well he stopped being sick at about midnight and went off to sleep quite settled and this morning when we woke at 5am he seemed fine. I am now shattered though!
I have been at work this morning but have come home to no mishaps so I will assume it was something he ate.
I was very worried for a while last night he seemed very poorly.
Fingers crossed he stays ok with no vets needed over the weekend. That will be just my luck!!!
 

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Glad he seems better, for the future, normal temperature is 38,0 to 38,5 for most dogs (and cats), with a Swedish thermometer I maybe should add, since people could read this reply from anywhere in the world.

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