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Old 07-25-2014, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dog karma had puppies 4 weeks ago today. 3 days ago one of the pups started vomiting after each feeding. He is starting to lose weight. I took to the vet but they aren't really answering my questions just put him on an antibiotic and did NO tests! He is perfectly fine other than the vomiting. He is strong, playful, wants to nurse and eat the wet food, he is happy.

Has anyone experienced anything like this and what was the outcome. I already lost 2 pups, 1 was born with insides on outside, he didnt close properly. The 2nd passed at 2 weeks old from a bladder infection. I am trying everything I know for this baby and I want him to live. I am scared he wont make it!

Please dont be negative.

I am 32 yr female, father has bred gsd since before I was born. His female was hit in april and he wanted another female from his line so we bred my girl. She is healthy and so was dad. Their sleeping quarters and whelping box are very clean and anyone who has handled has taken caution to wash or sanitize hands.

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Old 07-25-2014, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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IDK, could be congenital Mega E.
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IDK, could be congenital Mega E.
that would be my first thought
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Would that just show up after 4 weeks of no issues? And isnt that Hereditary? This line goes back 30 years with no congenital problems ever, literally not one in any litter.

How do I determine that if it is? And is it fixable or is this going to ultimately kill him?
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Dog Enlarged Esophagus: Breeds, Symptoms, and Treatments

There's some information here. You may want to discuss it with a vet.
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I have been to 2 vets, thats why I am here, also stated in my original post.
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I have been to 2 vets, thats why I am here, also stated in my original post.
What they are suggesting is to speak directly to your vet with regards to Mega E.
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It could also be Persistent right aortic arch ( vascular ring anomaly ) | Canine Inherited Disorders Database | University of Prince Edward Island
Barium test will tell what exactly is going on.
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What Jane said: PRAA. I had a foster puppy with PRAA. He had the surgery to correct it and lived a long healthy life. He did have mild Mega-E but it was easily controlled with a slurry diet. He didn't need a Bailey chair or anything.
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I had a puppy who suffered from Mega-E at 4 weeks. It was when they stop nursing and start eating slush/ thicker food. The food does not flow down like the milk.

At first they thought PRAA as well and did two sets of x rays. If the technician knows how to place the puppy for the image you do not need barium.

Mega-E can be easily diagnosed with an x ray. PRAA is harder and you need an experienced vet to diagnose it.

My puppy out grew his Mega-E.

But we had to feed sitting up and make sure he drank from elevated water bottles.

If it is PRAA you have to have the surgery, they will not grow out of the condition.

I would speak directly with your vet's and ask about Mega-E and PRAA.

And until you get some better answers feed the lil guy from an elevated position and make sure he keeps his head up for 30 minutes after each meal. If his breathe turns sour, or you notice heavy nasal discharge(clear or colored) he may be trying to develop an infection or pneumonia.
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