Hi guys, unfortunately my Dalmatian puppy has not been feeling well. Since yesterday afternoon he has not been eating. He went to the bathroom at least 8 times yesterday and had diharea. Today he did not eat all day, just drinks water and then he threw up twice. If he tries to poop, he can't. He is very quiet and just lays around. So today I took him to the vet and she did a blood test. In the meantime until the result come tomorrow, she gave him a medication type paste in a tube that I should give him every 12 hours for 3 days to help with diharea. I also got special canned food to help his stomach, which he did eat after we came back from the vet. She also told me to give him two ice cubes every hour in his bowl and just let them melt...because if he drinks to much he will throw it up.
One of two things might have led to this. On Sunday I got him Nutro Natural Choice for Large Puppies and wanted to start switching him for the Purina food I was using. I started with 25%new and 75% old. I thought thats what might have gotten him sich, but the vet said not likely. The second is that on Sunday night we went over to a family friends house and we were in her yard. After a half hour she decides to tell me that she had her lawn sprayed the day before. So mad! I am thinking that he might have gotten something in his system for the chemicals they use on the lawn.
He wont even eat treats or touch his puppy food. But he will eat the canned food. Anyone had similar situations with their dog? Or any advice to offer? I know he will be ok...im just little worried. He has no fever and he has not lost any weight..just looks a little thin.
How old is the puppy, and how long have you had him? Did your friend happen to mention what type of poison she spread all over her yard, and what it was for? Is there any blood in his stool, if he does go?
hi i found a dalmation puppy two days ago starving and have been taking care of her since. at first she ate and drank and had diarea but was excited about everything. today 2/23/12 she hasent ate but once today and has been laying around all day. she puked once today. she seems to be partly deaph and very attentive. we seem to be haveing similar problomes. please write back and give any info if possible, thanks.