Hi everybody, yesterday Cookie was perfectly fine, running around cahsing her tail. This morning is not the same story, I had found a tiny bit of barf in her bed and it was the innova moist food. She seemed ok, she was still happy to see me, but an hour after that, she just has been sleeping in her crate and doesn't want to play. She has been having lots of diareah, and Is dehydrated and doesn't want to drink. The only thing that I could possibly think of that could of caused this is yesterday at dinner time I gave her two spoofuls of moist innova mixed in with the dry innova, well when she was eating it, she decided not to chew, but to swollow, so I am wondering since the dry was unchewed could it be sitting in her stomach just trying to break up and pass through her body? Or do you think I switched foods to fast for her? The first day she got her which was saturday, we mixed innova with eukanuba, SUNDAY, we gave gave her only moist innova, which she loved, MONDAY, We mixed innova and eukanuba dry, and then at night she still got her moist innova mixed with dry innova. TUESDAY: she has barfed up all she can barf up, she is dehydrated. WE have a vet appointment for her tommorow.
Here are Cookies symptoms:
>tired >barfy >dehydrated >diareah
I am very worried, because I have seen Angel go through stuff like this, and of course I'm just scared becuase I have memories of Angel being sick then having to be euthanized going trhough mu head, I don't want to lose my puppy. I'm probably over reacting, but I just scared, I already lost Angel and I hope to God I don't lose Cookie and that nothing is wrong with her. I promise that I am not making any of this up, I will keep everyone updated and let you know as soon as she starts to look better. I'm trying too give her water to keep her hydrated. I better go check on her.
I am so sorry she is sick. I am just wondering if she is throwing up and not drinking if it is ok to wait until tomorrow. She is so tiny. Did the vet say it was ok to wait? I really hope she is ok. I will be thinking of you. Good luck...Keep us posted
I think you just switched the foods too fast. Innova is alot richer and can make her sick. Just go back to adding the the eukanuba. Also if she is dehydrated give her some pedia lite or nutra cal If it continues to get worse, I would call the vet and get her in. She is little so don't let her go too long being ill!
I am sure other people will jump in here and give you some great advice!
I would quit playing around with her diet. Something must be messing with her G.I. tract. Call your Vet and get a couple of cans of Science Diet i/d. And if she is really dehydrated ask the Vet for a drip bottle of Normosol where you can give her some subque fluids at home. It's easy, just insert the small needle under the skin at the back of neck. Once her tummy is settled pick a good food and feed it consistantly for awhile. When you want to change her food, do it gradually.
Cookie is actually looking better, I took her outside porbably about 30mins ago and she had a tiny bit of diareah and she went potty, then I brought her back inside and put her in her crate, and she was alot more alert than before. She didn't want me to close her crate door, which is totally her. SO I left her crate door open for her and she walked out of her crate and laid on the tile, so then I just left her alone to rest. My brother came home, and when I walked in the laundry room, she was rolled over on her back waiting for a belly rub from my brother and her tail was wagging fast. She has taken a sip of water, and a couple minutes ago she was biting my necklace and playing with it, she is alot more alert, but not still herself, she is still sleepy, but slowly improving, and I hope the improving continues, I'll let you know what happens. Thanks for all the advice.
We will take her to the vet tommorow, I don't doubt what your saying is wrong pitpat, but I'm just too afraid to stick a needle in my puppy, especially now that she is slowly improving.
What sucks about the dry food is she will hardly eat it, she is a very easily distracted puppy when she eats, even the breeder said you have to show her the food and try and ger her to eat, and you have to repeat this because normally she will eat a bite of either the innova or eukanuba and then she'll see something and then go play, and then she might come back annd eat a few more pieces and then shes done and wants to play.
mypoodlerocks,don't give her a choice with her food. Just put the food down (I personally would use the Innova) and leave it there. Don't give in, and give her anything else. If you want to make a baby formula, you could give her that, she'll probably scarf it down. The other thing you can do is give her some pedialyte to drink.If you see any more diarrhea or any more vomiting, get her to the vet.
Hi Pen, Thanks for the advice! We are having some horrible weather out here where I live, we are having tornado issues supposedly. It's probably best that we keep her home today, we have this syringe thing and we are keeping water down her, she has been keeping the water down. Right now she is sound asleep, but before she went to sleep she was playing with one of her toys, but she still is weaker and tired. She hasn't been vomiting anymore, and about an hour ago she had diareah. Sorry, I now this is gross, but when she had diareah it was completely watery looking, I hope I don't gross anyone out.
I put her food away for now, since we are just giving her water for now. But when she is completely fine again, me and my mom will get a dog food container from the pet store, a bag of puppy eukanube and mix the bag of eukanuba and innova together, my neighbor does this with her cat, and after a 4 months of mixing her cats foods together(evo innova and purina) she then completely switched him over to the innova food, and it caused him no problems. But my neighbor did immediatly switch her cats moist food over to california natural, but they are really small cans of moist food.
Inovia is a good food. Personally I like the wet food better although I do keep dry down for them. I took Kayla off Eukanuba when we got her which is what the breeder was feeding but I would not mix the two together. Maybe she also just overloaded her tummy. Sometimes when they get a taste of the wet food they really like it and she might have eat too fast or too much. I would just give her ice chips too until the vomiting stopped. She will be fine. She just has some changes to adapt too. Enjoy her and she is going to be just great.
Cookie is doing alot better, she was very playful and perky a couple minutes ago, and the perkiness never stopped :) She is acting almost exactly like herself again. When I put her in her crate, she got mad and started barking and whining, tipical Cookie :) For once it's nice to hear her whine and howl LOL
She isn't whining in her crate anymore, she is beginning to learn that we only go see her when she is calm inside her crate, we didn't want to start bad habits with her. :)
Cookie is back to herself now, she was just fasting, it's something poodles do when their diet is changed to fast, they get all sick and should only drink water that day, it should never lasst more than 24 hours, we had called the breeder and she told us what to do. :)
I have a toy poodle so I know all about their eating habbits.
My advice is to moisten the dry food with some warm water and let it soak anywhere from 10-20 minutes so it is easier for her to chew, also forms a bit of a gravy. Break her daily food intake up into 2 or maybe even 3 times daily since she is so tiny to keep her belly full. Did you sit down with your parents and read the bag carefully so you know how much she should be eating at this age/weight? Get a cheapy measuring cup at the dollar store you can keep in her food.
Put the first meal down in the morning after she's been out for her first pee, give her a half an hour and possibly feed her in a crate so there can be no other distractions. Once that half an hour has passed, pick the food up, try again at the next feeding. (As she ages you can decrease these feedings) Right, so... after she's eaten, run her back out shortly because what goes in must come out. Repeat this again in the afternoon and/or early evening. If you aren't doing so, I'd suggest running her out every hour and a half to 2 hours and watch those signs of sniffing, circling, restlessness...
Pick up her water in the evening around 8 pm to lessen the chance of any accidents (I still do this to this day with my dogs) and be sure to put it back down for her when you first take her out the following morning.
I'm so glad you guys called the breeder! I was typing a response yesterday to tell you to call her because who else would have better advice about their puppies? But then somebody called and actually expected me to do some work and I had to close the internet before I finished. I'm sure it's something that happens all the time when they transition to their new home since poodle puppies are so small and delicate. I have had the same problem with all of my persians in the first two weeks. No matter how much experience I get and how hard I try to do it right, it happens every time. I'm happy that Cookie is feeling better. But it must have been scary for you after what you went through before.
MAxandAllie, your right, I was completely freaked out when I saw Cookie sick like that, the only thing that went flashing through my head was memories of Angel being sickand then euthanized, I was so afraid and worried, I didn't want to lose my little Cookie now either.
Pope, Thanks for the great advice, I PM'd you asking you questions for more info, I am the worst at switching foods, I try to read up about switching foods, but it's just so hard and confusing for me. I have horrible luck with switching foods.
Hello, Yes Cookie is completely back to herself, no problems.We haven't taken her to the vet yet, we have an appointment for her this upcoming week. We ended up cancelling the other vet visit, since she no longer needed it. We are enjoying her, but man is she hyper and a ton of work, I guess I knew what I was in for LOL I just love her so much, she is amazing and so much fun.