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Old 02-24-2018, 09:03 AM
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Worried about my 8 month old puppy

So, I gave my puppy a dental chew on Monday. Apparently he didn't chew too well when he ate it and Tuesday morning he vomitted nickel to quarter size pieces of it up. He seemed fine and had normal bowel movements that day. However, I've noticed for the last few days he is pooping less and they are like small yellow poops. Not runny but not hard either. He's eating, drinking, and playing like normal. We switched almost two weeks ago to Royal Canin SO for in an attempt to dissolve a bladder stone. Also I'm feeding him less cause he was putting on too much weight.

I'm worried that it could be a possible bowel obstruction. Or maybe it's something simple like the food change. Freaking out a bit.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:16 AM
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You could take him to the vet for an x-ray. However when my cat had an obstruction last summer, xrays didn't show it, they had to do an ultrasound. So you might want to call ahead and go to a place that has an ultrasound machine.
If he's pooping at all, it's not a full obstruction which is good. Is yellow the color of the chew and not a normal color for him? You could call your vet and see what they say.
For horses if they're worried about a partial obstruction, they put in a nasogastric tube and give them mineral oil right in their stomachs. This clears out everything and sometimes causes mild diarrhea but can clear out mild obstructions without surgery. I don't remember if they tried that with my cat or not. Iv fluids helped it pass but I did surgery anyway. By the time they opened him up it was almost passed so they closed him back up and let it pass naturally rather than messing with his intestines and colon. But he was vomiting nonstop for a day, like six times just bile. Then he hid and wouldn't eat or drink all night so was acting much sicker. And I found the stuff he'd eaten in some of the vomit so knew it was a blockage, a fairly large one for him.
My dog had chewed up a toy and he'd eaten the stuffing before I could clean it up. I found fur and stuffing in the vomit. Yuck.
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My local vet does not have a decent ultrasound machine. He had reoccuring UTIS since 9 weeks and they never found the stone with ultrasound or xray. Racked up a ton of bills with no solution. I got sent to a specialist who's machine found it. However, I'm currently out 2000 dollars in vet bills.

The chew itself was orange. He puked once and that was it. For the first day, he had orange poop then it turned normal. I just took him outside and the pooped and it was light brown. Still smaller than normal.

He's still eating like a horse still and ridiculous energy. We've gone hiking this week, played a ton of frisbee, and played with a bunch of dogs yesterday.

The change in stool is really just my concern. He has none of the other symptoms.

I don't know if this is relevant but he only has one kidney; therefore, I worry about him a bit.

(Sorry I have bad anxiety, which makes my worrying worse.)
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