My 5 month old basset hound is acting strange, early this morning he started vomiting a light yellow foam, he did this several times. I was worried so I looked it up online and several other cases popped up saying it was because his stomach was empty. So I was relieved, until I went to feed him. I gave him a bowl of food and water, but he wont eat it.(I did change his food recently, but I even tried to give him a biscuit and he didn't eat that) Hes sleepy and looks kinda of depressed.(He went for a walk this morning and was fine throughout that) I checked for fever but there was none. His stool has been up and down between hard stool to diarrhea. Again I was worried so I checked online and there were a ton of different answer from parvo(which I'm terrified of),to worms and kennel cough. I'm really worried, he is my first puppy and I don't want anything to be wrong with him. Any help?
What brand of food do you feed and how much daily? Puppies stomachs are very sensitive and believe it or not, their taste buds are very picky. I had a similar problem with one of my dogs.
Your puppy is not eating because it still does not feel well after vomiting all that bile. You may have to entice it to eat. Try some plain rice with boiled beef/chicken. No spices. Then once you get him eating again, try soaking his dry food in a little bit of warm water for about 10 minutes before you put it down. Split his daily amount up so he doesn't have to go so long in between. Like if you are doing one large meal, do half in the morning half in the evening. If you are doing two, add the afternoon snack.
If you recently switched foods, that could explain the loose stool as well. Give his belly time to rest with this new one before gradually mixing the different brand in and then phasing it out all together. I would say work your way to the bottom of the current bag.
If his symptoms persist over the next couple days where he still will not eat the people food, or soaked dry food, and continues to have problems with his bowels, take him in to the vet. So you don't forget anything, write a list of everything that has changed about him and his routine.
When asked what he would do if stranded on a deserted island with nothing but a cow in sight; "I would find out what the cow was eating and join him."
Just a follow up, we ended up taking Holden to the vet because I was so worried, and it was a good thing we did. He ended up having a bad bacteria in his stomach that was causing the upset stomach and on top of that he had worms. I was so sad! but all puppies get them so we got him on his meds and he started eating again within the same day as the vet visit. so he is doing well again! No worms