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Old 11-17-2015, 05:48 AM
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Help please! Puppy won't stop throwing up

About a week ago our 7 month old Brittany started throwing up around 6am and continued on for the following 28 hours. We took him to the vet and they took x rays and there was no blockage or anything out of the ordinary. They gave him iv fluids to help rehydrate him, kept him for the day, then sent us home with some pills to help him feel less nauseous. They said they didn't know what causes it and it was probably just a fluke. Well 500$ and 7 days later and he's doing it all over again.

He started around 10pm last night and it's almost 7am and he's still at it. He is pooping and peeing like normal and I'm trying to keep him eating ice cubes to keep him hydrated. I feel absolutely horrible for the little guy. Neither one of us got any sleep which I'm sure doesn't help the matter. I'm hessitant to run back to the vet for them to charge me a fortune to tell me something I already know. I know to watch for his gum color and dehydration, diarrhea (which he had once last week), and blood in his stool/vomit.

Has anyone had this issue before? I don't know what to do. This can't be a regular occurance, this is only the second time he's gotten sick (last week was the first time he's barfed) and I don't know what started this. We switched his food about a month ago but we did it gradually and he's almost through a 25lb bag already so I think he would have gotten sick earlier if that were the case.
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About a week ago our 7 month old Brittany started throwing up around 6am and continued on for the following 28 hours. We took him to the vet and they took x rays and there was no blockage or anything out of the ordinary. They gave him iv fluids to help rehydrate him, kept him for the day, then sent us home with some pills to help him feel less nauseous. They said they didn't know what causes it and it was probably just a fluke. Well 500$ and 7 days later and he's doing it all over again.

He started around 10pm last night and it's almost 7am and he's still at it. He is pooping and peeing like normal and I'm trying to keep him eating ice cubes to keep him hydrated. I feel absolutely horrible for the little guy. Neither one of us got any sleep which I'm sure doesn't help the matter. I'm hessitant to run back to the vet for them to charge me a fortune to tell me something I already know. I know to watch for his gum color and dehydration, diarrhea (which he had once last week), and blood in his stool/vomit.

Has anyone had this issue before? I don't know what to do. This can't be a regular occurance, this is only the second time he's gotten sick (last week was the first time he's barfed) and I don't know what started this. We switched his food about a month ago but we did it gradually and he's almost through a 25lb bag already so I think he would have gotten sick earlier if that were the case.

Poor guy! Is it possible he is getting into something that is making him feel sick? Dogs have a terrible habit of eating things that make them feel terrible, but for some reason tastes great (antifreeze is an example).

Levi used to eat Orijen as a puppy, so not too long ago, we tried to feed it to him again, and as little as one piece would make him barf like crazy, so maybe he's developed an intolerance to the food?

I wish I could help more.
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It might be his food. I know my puppy had the same problem. Soon found out she was allergic to something in food. So try this, cook some white rice with a chicken breast. No salt added nothing. Take some of the rice with the little pieces of the chicken cut up with some broth. Most dogs love it, have him eat it a little at a time. Maybe a bite every 10 minutes or so. Then watch him. He should be able to keep it down. Only give him around a half a cup.
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It might be his food. I know my puppy had the same problem. Soon found out she was allergic to something in food. So try this, cook some white rice with a chicken breast. No salt added nothing. Take some of the rice with the little pieces of the chicken cut up with some broth. Most dogs love it, have him eat it a little at a time. Maybe a bite every 10 minutes or so. Then watch him. He should be able to keep it down. Only give him around a half a cup.
I agree try home cooked and see if it is the kibble. Simple chicken and white rice or ground turkey and white rice. If it works and he stops then you know you need a single protein food. Some good choices are Zignature or Go Sensitive and shine. What food did you change to? Sometimes there is a mixture of meats in puppy food, it can be a problem if your dog is meat intolerant.
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Since he's been throwing up a lot I suggest buying a syringe and giving him unflavored pedialyte every hour or so until he perks up.
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I'm so bad at updating forums! It turns out that I accidentally poisoned him with treats! WHOOPS! I mean there's no way I would have known, but the first time he got sick I had actually done a training session where I used a bunch of the treats, and then the following week I only gave him maybe 3-4 so the sickness wasn't nearly as bad. As soon as I put 2 and 2 together I threw the treats out and it's been almost 6 months of a healthy pup so I'm blaming the treats!


For the record I used these treats:

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