I have a 6 month old female Boston Terrier. She eats/drinks fine. While out shopping today, she was at home in her crate. When I returned, I let her out to 'go potty' and when she came back in, she went to her food and ate. About 30 minutes later, she started vomiting. She wanted to go outside so I let her go and she pooped and then came back inside. Only then did she start vomiting again, and strangely, it almost looked and smelled like poop. She tried eating her food again and then it came back up. I don't understand this as she romps and plays with the other Bostons; she just gets sick after every few minutes. I almost thought bowel obstruction but she goes fine. I have separated her from the other doggies and put her in a crate to herself. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Hi, I got my Boston, Mindy, when she was 6 months old and she would vomit almost every day. I took her to the vet because hers always smelled like waste. I thought that maybe something was wrong and waste was making its way up. They examined her and couldn't fine any problems, even doing an xray, then suggested that I change her food to Lamb & Rice. Since doing this she very rarely ever vomits. With a puppy you would have to see what the vet says though because of nutritional needs. Hope this helps.
I would take your baby to the vet immediately, in case she has megaesophagus. Try feeding her a small amount, and then sit her up like a baby, for 20 minutes. Hopefully she will go to sleep, lol. Good luck, and I will be very interested in knowing what the diagnosis is.
We decided not to take Piper to the vet after all. My husband let her outside to 'go potty' and found that she was straining very hard to go. Then, he said she went to another part of the potty area and started eating some grass/weeds. I called the vet and he said to give her a dose of her dewormer and as previously suggested, feed her a little bit and sit her up like a baby for a while. We did this and after about 2 hours, she went outside and went to the bathroom just fine. Most likely, she ate some grass and it caused her to be a little constipated. I know that eating grass is a sign of worms but she did not pass any in her stool. So, it was just one of those freak things I guess...all better now thou.
However, the vet was not totally incorrect. Piper just had a bowel movement and sure enough, there they were! She as well as the others have all been dewormed. I didn't notice her eating the grass thou but like the article said..."if only we knew what they were thinking..."
Lucy, what is your real intent on this site? You join yesterday and decide you are going to go around and just answer everyone's problems on here in 1 day? I've read your other replies and I agree with others when they say you are VERY rude and I would appreciate you not responding to my posts anymore. Others are calling you rude as well so it lets me know I'm not alone. I tried to be nice about it but you are simply one that I will not listen to.
You said my vet didn't have a clue? Well, obviously you didn't read what I wrote...I said that I knew eating grass was a sign of worms in dogs because that is what I have been told over the years and it just so happens that 99% of the time if any of my dogs started eating grass, they in fact did have worms. My vet only suggested I worm her, but he did not make the statement...those were my own thoughts.
I will not get into a debate with you over this but please keep know what you are advising before posting it. I hope you learn better communication skills before continuing to post here.
***And members ARE permitted to edit their own posts...if it was against the rules, as you so bluntly state, the option would not be available...***
When I first got Kasey she was really young, the vet said 8 weeks but we don't really know because she was rescued. We wormed her and did all the things your supposed to do at the vet at that age. A week later she was doing all the things you described your dog to do. We fed her chicken and rice but the throw up smelled horrible. We brought her to the vet along with a sample of stool and she had worms. So sometimes it can happen that you deworm but still get worms again. We can only do the very best that we can, you caught it so obviously you were doing all the right things possible to find out what was wrong with your little one.