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Puppy vomiting and not eating.

Species: Dog
Breed: chawawa & weenie dog
Age: 6-12 months
my do seems to be sick she will not really eat and she has lost most of her energy and occasionaly will try to throw up but she has noting that comes up because she has not eaten anything i hope that i can get help soon unfortanitlly i do not have a cc so that i can pay for a faster responce or a vet visit anything you can do will help. Thank you very much


Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

I'm sorry to hear that little Lily is not feeling well. I get concerned when a puppy doesn't want to eat and is vomiting.

Here are some things that can cause a puppy to not eat and vomit:

  • A virus such as parvo virus.

  • A large number of parasites.

  • Eating an object such as a toy or a cloth object.

  • Eating something toxic to kidneys or liver.

  • Eating a new food or treat (but this shouldn't make her this sick.



If she has not had a complete set of vaccinations then I would be worried about parvo virus. Unfortunately this virus is very serious and usually needs to be treated with a hospital stay for several days.

It really sounds like your dog needs to be seen by a vet as soon as possible. Puppies don't have a lot of reserves to fight against dehydration.

Until you can get her there you can try offering her small amounts of an electrolyte solution or unsweetened pedialyte every few hours.

I wish I could give you more advice but it sounds like she is going to need to see the vet.

Dr. Marie.

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