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so basically my puppy threw up about at about 1:00 pm today and has been acting lethargic afterwards. He drank some water but he hasn't taken in any food or a treat or anything. I suspect the heat but he's just not acting himself at all. He just seems out of it, a little bit tired.

I didn't notice him eat any nasty food, I've watched him all day long. He ate this morning fine and hasn't been acting weird afterwards. Anyone have anything? I don't wanna take a trip to the vet if I don't have to. Thank you very much
 

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HI - first welcome to the board. I looked at your intro and noticed he eats rawhides - not good! Small pieces can break off and cause an obstruction. Since he is only 3 months old, I would probably check with the vet. I'm in Mercerville (obviously not too far from you if you're in Trenton). It is pretty hot out today and you want to limit time outside.

Is he still acting lethargic? Has he eaten anything since he vomited (a treat perhaps)? Did he keep it down? Not to be disgusting, but what did the vomit look like? If it were yellow/scrambled egg like then he needs something to eat, his tummy is too empty.

Get back to us with more details and we'll keep trying to help.
 

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He is still laying down right now yes. He hasn't eaten anything since he vomited, basically been about an hour and a half.

His vomit appeared to be normal, neutral colored like a light brownish, looked like what he ate at breakfast.

He responds to any contact and he gets up and moves when I move but then lays down when I stop. His bowl movements were normal for today as well.
 

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could be the heat. can you keep him in a cool(er) shady place?

if he doesn't want to eat, don't force him.
as long as he is drinking, peeing & pooing ok, and not vomiting repeatedly, i wouldn't hit the panic button yet.
do keep a close watch on him, though.
 

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Originally Posted By: elsiecould be the heat. can you keep him in a cool(er) shady place?

if he doesn't want to eat, don't force him.
as long as he is drinking, peeing & pooing ok, and not vomiting repeatedly, i wouldn't hit the panic button yet.
do keep a close watch on him, though.
He hasn't been outside much today, and he is in our house which is about 70 degrees right now. He only goes out right now for bowl movements.
 

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What vet do you use? If they are closed, then keep this number on hand in the event anything changes with your little guy 609-259-8300 it's Veterinary Surgical and Diagnostic Specialists, they are near the outlets in Jackson. They are a 24 hour facility with awesome vets. You can even just call them if you have questions.

I agree, probably just the heat but keep an eye on him. Maybe let him lick a few ice cubes or give him some chicken broth. Keep us posted.
 

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take him to the Vet now. you should have taken him to the Vet immediately. don't fool around with your puppy's health especially since you have no clue as to what is wrong. are you there yet???
 

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hey guys,

Yea I went to banfield just got back now. He had some diarrhea and it appeared to have blood in it when he was at the store. The vet gave him 3-4 meds, but his fecal and his parvo came back negative so we really can't do much other then give him his meds and see how he does.

He got some ID prescription wet dog food, he ate some when we got home and he drank a decent amount of water. He is still peeing fine as well. Right now he's just laying down, I don't blame the little guy he must be worn out. Anyone have any other ideas?
 

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How long have you had him? Where did you get him from? There are vicious strains of parvo going around our area (I work at a vet in Hamilton Twp). The i/d food is good for settling his system. Don't let him plow through the food nor glup the water. Slow and steady right now.

Keep the number of VSDS by your side this weekend - take him there if his symptoms don't improve rather than Banfield.....please.
 

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sounds like your puppy needs some x-rays and complete blood work. what's Banfeild??
 

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well the parvo tests were negative on him so thats not something that I worry about now.

he's 100% fine now again, acting and eating exactly the same way he always does. He played with my moms dog yesterday fine and never was tired even at night. He woke me up at 7 this morning to get him his food that he loves so much now (shoulda never started him on wet food lol). I think everything passed, and it was just soemthing he ate.


I got him from a breeder near the chesterfield, allentown area though by dicks sporting goods
 

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I know he is fine now DO NOT GIVE HIM RAW HIDE
not good for any dog!!!
 

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I went out today and got him Natural Balance brand food, and I got him a new bone to play with as well. He only had that one rawhide from my GFs moms house, and thats only when he's there so I'll make sure to tell her to not give it to him anymore.
 

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