How to Identify Common Pet Problems ?
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It is not as concerning for your dog to vomit 2-3 times within 10 minutes and then be fine. If your dog vomits three or more times over a period of eight hours, you should be worried. If there is any blood in either, you should take your dog to the vet immediately.
Give water very gradually and slowly. Start off by giving one or two tablespoons every 15 minutes. If your dog vomits the water offered, you may try again in a couple of hours, but this time give ice cubes. If the dog still vomits, see your vet immediately.
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If your Dane Mix has only vomited once or twice, it may just indicate a minor stomach upset. Picking up food for a few hours then feeding a bland meal of boiled chicken and plain rice can help soothe the stomach and entice eating. However, if the vomiting continues or symptoms persist for more than a day, it may indicate something more serious going on and should be looked at by your vet.
Large and giant breed dogs are more prone to a condition called Bloat, which is considered a medical emergency. Signs of bloat in a dog include a large distended abdomen, pain in the abdomen, signs of distress such as heavy panting, pale gums or tongue, vomiting and diarrhea, or attempting to vomit or defecate without success. If you suspect your dog may be experiencing bloat, contacting your vet or emergency clinic immediately is best.
If the vomiting has only happened once, pick up your puppy’s food for an hour or two and then offer a bland meal of plain boiled chicken and plain rice. These bland ingredients can help settle upset stomachs while being enticing “people food”. If the vomiting does not occur again, you can return to a normal feeding schedule.
However, if the vomiting continues, worsens, or new symptoms appear along with it, then it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with your vet to rule out any more serious causes.
Infection occurs through the oro-feacal route, the virus is extremely resistant and can remain infectious for many months in the environment.
Clinical signs occur 5 days after being in contact with the virus and include anorexia, lethargy, vomiting and profuse diarrhea, often containing blood. Symptoms can progress to sepsis and other complications, leading to death especially in young puppies or in predisposed breeds such as Rottweilers and Dobermans.
Parvovirus is suspected in all young dogs presenting with vomiting and diarrhea, lethargy and leukopaenia. Severe leukopaenia corresponds to a poorer prognosis. Diagnosis can be confirmed on a faecal laboratory test, with positive results being considered a reliable indicator of positivity for the infection.
Treatment is supportive and aimed at restoring electrolytes imbalances, correcting dehydration, prevent secondary infections and controlling hypogliacaemia. Aggressive intravenous fluid therapy is required until vomiting stop and eating starts again. Initially small amount of bland diet should be fed and a gradual transition to the usual diet should be made. Vomiting can take up to 5 days to resolve.
The vomiting is concerning, however the weakness and lack of energy implies that he’s either seriously dehydrated or there’s a lot more going on than just s simple case of vomiting. He needs to see a vet and have testing, likely to include x-rays and/or blood work, to see what’s going on, so that it can be treated.