Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Unwell pup - vet?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Veba, Jun 6, 2018.


  1. Veba

    Veba PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2017
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    1,025
    14.5 week old cocker spaniel who loves to eat anything and everything he shouldnt. He was up at 2.30am (earlier than usual) and did a big poo (solid) but did scoot a little after. He slept until 5.20am then did another solid poo but also kept trying and did a watery poo. Since then he's been out 3 or 4 times for watery/mucus poos and scooting. One had a bit of pink in it. He seems hydrated but hasn't had water yet this morning.

    Does he need a vet visit? Do I feed him chicken and rice?
     
  2. Veba

    Veba PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2017
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    1,025
    He's stretching and arching his back too.
     
  3. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Messages:
    27,223
    Likes Received:
    43,697
    Yes, vet - sounds like he’s in pain.

    Call them now and describe his symptoms.
     
    Jobeth, Happy Paws2 and Veba like this.
  4. Veba

    Veba PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2017
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    1,025
    Just gave him a couple of mouthfuls of rice and he's been sick :( Going to phone vet.
     
  5. Happy Paws2

    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    31,354
    Likes Received:
    25,160
    You are doing the right thing phoning your Vet, you have to been so careful with puppies who have tummy problems. Please let us know how you get on.
     
  6. Veba

    Veba PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2017
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    1,025
    Looks like it's an infection. He had a snail in his mouth on Sunday so could be that. He's sore and dehydrated so they're keeping him in and might do bloods and stool samples. Poor wee thing :(

    This puppy parenting isn't easy! I'm glad I don't have kids to worry about!
     
  7. Happy Paws2

    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    31,354
    Likes Received:
    25,160
    How is he today, hopefully his felling better and back home.

    and NO puppy parenting isn't easy it's a nightmare.
     
  8. Veba

    Veba PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2017
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    1,025
    He is back to his usual self, thanks. He got home yesterday afternoon. No food allowed but he did have a bottle of liquid to help hydrate him and loved it so didn't miss the food too much.
     
  9. Happy Paws2

    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    31,354
    Likes Received:
    25,160
    That's good news, they do love to worry us.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice