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Wee sickly puppy

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by HB2210, May 23, 2010.


  1. HB2210

    HB2210 PetForums Junior

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    Hi there, I have a 16week old German Shepherd puppy who has been a bit off colour today. His bowels have been a bit loose and he vomited once this morrning. He hasnt eaten all day but has been having wee drinks. He appears to be generally moping about and cries occasionally. He is usually full of beans and I'm worried sick about him :( Ive never had a pup before so dont really know what to do :confused: I would appreciate any advice anyone could give me
     
  2. sue&harvey

    sue&harvey PetForums VIP

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    Sorry your pup is not well. I would give the vet a call, especially with the hot weather as he could become very dehydrated very quickly. They should be able o offer advice on the phone. Could he have eaten something he shouldn't? You could put a little milk in his water just to colour it to encourage him to keep his fluids up. Hope he feels better soon. :)
     
  3. rona

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    The crying is the thing that would concern me most. I would ring your vet
     
  4. Bearpaw

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    I agree,a vet trip is probably the best thing.This age are renouned for eating things they shouldnt,so maybe that.But also they can deteriorate so quickly,best be safe than sorry
    Hope he's feeling better soon x
     
  5. HB2210

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    Thanks, i'll go call now and pray he's ok x
     
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    Let us know how you get on. Hope all is ok :)
     
  7. HB2210

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    let you know soon as im off the call x :frown:
     
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    Your doing the right thing calling the vet for advice, anything can happen to a puppy and they can go down hill very quickly, this heat dont help either.
    I hope you find out what is wrong with him soon. xx
     
  9. sue&harvey

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    Any news? Hope you managed to get hold of the vets.
     
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    Vet thinks its a combination of the heat and a wee upset tummy (thats why he's crying). Ive to make him some boiled chicken and give him plenty of water and see how he goes. They are a 24 hour service so they will see him later if he gets any worse but they seem to think he's fine.
     
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    Glad they don't think it's too bad, and I hope he manages his chicken and rice. Try the little milk thing, Harvey thinks he's really special when I do it for him as it has come from the shrine thats the fridge :rolleyes:
    Hope he settles soon :)
     
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    Awww,hopefully he will eat a little,and keep it down!!
    Lets hope tomorrow he's feeling much better :)
     
  13. HB2210

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    Just tried him with the boiled chicken and he ate it all, and with a little milk through his water he's managed that to :) I cant thank the forum members enough for their advice, support and generally making life with my new pup less scary x
     
  14. sue&harvey

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    Glad he managed to eat and drink it. Hopefully he will be back bouncing around tomorrow, and you will wonder why you were worrying. Horrible to see them of colour, and specially with a vulnerable pup who needs all it can get in it;s little body. They love to worry us though :rolleyes:
     
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    I have just had my 2 poorly yesterday, Logan is much better today, the vets put him on antibiotics yesterday and gave anti-sickness injection. He has eaten today and been playing, Blade was sick once but is very bright and has eaten and been to the loo normally today!

    I am glad your pup seems a little brighter now. They are such a worry aren't they?! :thumbup:

    Just a quick hint though, i would avoid milk as this could cause diarrhoea! I have managed to get Logan to drink more today by playing with water pistols and the hose pipe! ;)
     
  16. HB2210

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    ok thanks x
     
  17. sue&harvey

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    How is your pup this morning? Hope he is feeling better :)
     
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    He's managed a wee bit scrambled egg, and been drinking ok, but still moping about a wee bit. On the upside, he's stopped crying so hopefully he's on the mend.
     
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