I have a 10 week old Jack Russell and if you are familiar with this breed then you know he's a little ball of energy. He started throwing up this morning around 9:30 (it is now 8:30 where I live). He is throwing up a thick yellowish colored bile. He has thrown up about 9 times today and has no energy. He doesn't have a diarreha as a matter of fact he hasn't had a bowel movement today. I have called every vet I can think of and have left a message on the cell phone of the new vet in town. While I was waiting on her to call me back I found this website and thought I would try and see if anyone had suggestions. I don't think it's Parvo because he's only throwing up. I could be wrong about that but I hope I'm not. My husband tells me that he is up to date on his shots. When he has to throw up he will jump down from my lap and go for the door so he's not completely without energy. About 20 minutes ago he jumped down and drank several laps from his water bowl but it only stayed down for like 3 minutes. If anyone has any suggestions for me other than take him to a vet (not that I don't want to but I can't find one right now) I would so greatly appreciate it. I WILL keep everyone up to date on Peediddle's condition. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Debbie
I would take him to the vet asap too, but, he is so young. They have to eat very often and it sounds like his little tummy has been empty too long. I feed mine when they are little about every 3 or 4 hrs. and right before bedtime. Kayla (yorkie) was 13 wks. old when we got her and we had to be real careful of hypoglemcia. The blood sugar can drop really fast so you might try putting some kayro syrup on his gums to make sure his blood sugar has not fallen and then make sure there is something in his little tummy all the time and I think you will find he may not have any more problems vomiting up bile. I would still have him checked out though. Good luck. Hope this helps some.
Has the puppy been wormed on time, and have you noticed any worms in the vomit? It is very important that you not let this pup get cold, keep him as warm as possible, and feed him pedialyte a teaspoon at a time, as often as possible, to try to stave off dehydration. It is very important to get him to a vet ASAP, as he could have parvo, and not show the classic signs of it. There are a number of conditions that he could have, but he must be seen by a vet. Good luck with the little guy.
OK everyone...let's not panic here....the little guy may have a bout with hypoglycemia, that is, his blood sugar has dropped too low... Give him 1/2 teaspoon of Karo syrup or even pancake/waffle syrup. If he comes back around in 10 minutes, that's your problem, and slow down the playtime, he's getting stressed....if he keeps vomiting, then take him to a vet...but considering the breed and age, MY bet is hypoglycemic
Was your little dog eating normally, before he started to throw up, and how long was it between the time he ate last, and the time he vomited first? Did he try and eat anything during the day of vomiting? I don't see anyone panicking here, just people trying to help, and give advice.
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Better safe than sorry take your pup to the vet. If you feel that you have a medical problem it is always better to ask your vet. Although well meaning we are not professionals and I would take him to the vet first and ask questions here later. Hoping to have news soon !Sending healing vibes your way !