Help!! Possible puppy bloat!! 15 weeks!!
Help!! My 15 week old puppy just showed a major bloat sign but the ER vet said its doubtful that its bloat!! I woke him up this morning as usual, well it was the other way around honestly, and i took him outside to use the bathroom. I brought him back in and hadn't fed him yet, when he started heaving. After about 15 secs of dry heaving, he vomited a small amount of white liquid. I don't feel confident enough to call it saliva. But it was white and a thicker than saliva. He is running and jumping and playing like a kid at six flags or something. His stomach is not distended or tight at all, its very soft. No whimpering or any sign he is hunching over to protect his stomach. In fact the only visible symptom he has shown is the white liquid vomit. He is on panacur for Giardia. He hasn't eaten this morning yet and his last dose was last night at 6. The emergency vet said it wasn't likely to be bloat but to make sure he doesn't inhale his food or water. We don't let him do that anyways but they didn't seem too concerned about bloat. They recommended I monitor him for the next couple of hours after breakfast and then judge to see if I need to pay 92 dollars for an exam then whatever the cost after that for treatment. If it isn't imperative to his being alive and healthy, I would like to avoid the fee, we are hoping to close on our first home in less than a month and we need our money for that right now. Of course I will do whatever is necessary to keep him alive and healthy, but if this is just panacur, then I would like to save my money for our new home. Anyone have any similar experience with their pups and panacur?? Or a relevant situation regarding bloat? Anyone have advise? Anyone wanna freak out at me through a forum because they think its bloat and then they think I'm a crappy prson for not getting to the vet?? That last one, I'm just gonna go ahead and tell you that you [*** to not even bother ***]. Personal opinions mean nothing to this marine. But real advise, facts, and help would be great. Thanks so much for all your time.
Last edited by Castlemaid; 12-23-2012 at 09:01 AM.
Reason: Edited by ADMIN for language - attacks