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    We have a puppy who is around 10 weeks old. He's been hyper since we got him, he's had his first set of injections and is booked in tomorrow for hes second one. He's been wormed and flea checked. He's been outside (back garden) for a few minutes every day to go to the toilet.

    Anyway, yesterday he wasn't being himself that much, sleeping a lot, moving slower than usual.

    Last night a little bit of sick came up so I wanted to wait until the morning and see if he was OK before ringing a vet. Today he's been happier than he was yesterday but tonight he is just sleeping again and being less active than he normally is again

    The Vet is closed now and I just want some advice to get him through to the morning. The vet is first thing at 9am, so i'll ring them before I go up and let them know he's under the weather.

    He's also eating fine and drinking fine at the moment and was yesterday, just hope it's nothing too serious.

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    Can you take his temp?
    If not, feel his ear flaps are they hot? feel his belly? Does he have any stomach pain when lightly pressed?

    What was the sick? Food, bile, water, blood?

    Any diarrhoea?

    Original Poster

    He feels fine, nothing to take his temp unfortunately pressed his stomach to see iof theres any tension, feels fine and he doesnt flinch.

    stools are normal, not diarrhoea, and the sick was well, it was brownish mixed with water.

    Puppies, like babies, do often tend to sleep quite a bit.

    I think, as you've said he seems ok within himself, you're maybe worrying too much. You're going to the vet tomorrow, so get him checked out then.

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    moob

    Puppies, like babies, do often tend to sleep quite a bit.I think, as … Puppies, like babies, do often tend to sleep quite a bit.I think, as you've said he seems ok within himself, you're maybe worrying too much. You're going to the vet tomorrow, so get him checked out then.


    Yeah, hopefully I am it's just the sick and the less activeness of him.

    t0mm

    He feels fine, nothing to take his temp unfortunately pressed his … He feels fine, nothing to take his temp unfortunately pressed his stomach to see iof theres any tension, feels fine and he doesnt flinch.stools are normal, not diarrhoea, and the sick was well, it was brownish mixed with water.



    Bile then. Ok is he still on 3-4 meals? if so dont give him any dog food tonight or before seeing the vet, you can offer him small amounts of water, but dont let him guzzle it. And you can also offer him small pieces of chicken. If he wants to rest then let him. BUT if he goes downhill, more v+ or and d+, more lethargic, not drinking, then ring the on call vet.

    As Moob says - just like babies
    We worry ourselves daft about them! At least you are seeing the vet in the morning.
    What breed is he?

    Original Poster

    t0mm

    He feels fine, nothing to take his temp unfortunately pressed his … He feels fine, nothing to take his temp unfortunately pressed his stomach to see iof theres any tension, feels fine and he doesnt flinch.stools are normal, not diarrhoea, and the sick was well, it was brownish mixed with water.

    Butterbean

    As Moob says - just like babies :)We worry ourselves daft about them! At … As Moob says - just like babies :)We worry ourselves daft about them! At least you are seeing the vet in the morning.What breed is he?


    Yeah he's on 3-4 meals still, thanks for the help it's appreciated, and if he does get worse i will call the vet.

    He's a shih tzu cross yorkshire terrier. only a little thing!

    Puppies are usually mad their first few days in the new home. Just keep an eye out for the obvious and if anything serious happens the vets usually have an out of hours service.

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    aircanman

    Puppies are usually mad their first few days in the new home. Just keep … Puppies are usually mad their first few days in the new home. Just keep an eye out for the obvious and if anything serious happens the vets usually have an out of hours service.

    Yeah, we've had him for 3 weeks though although maybe he's just settling down properly now.

    t0mm

    He's a shih tzu cross yorkshire terrier. only a little thing!



    Bless! But if he's tiny he can't afford a high temperature or much fluid loss. I know I would call the vet if I was worried, to be on the safe side.

    t0mm

    Yeah he's on 3-4 meals still, thanks for the help it's appreciated, and … Yeah he's on 3-4 meals still, thanks for the help it's appreciated, and if he does get worse i will call the vet.He's a shih tzu cross yorkshire terrier. only a little thing!



    Sounds to me like he's picked up a bug from the garden. Probably will be a case of a couple of injections and some fluids and he will be right as rain. Only you know if he's not himself, and has changed from his usual self. Just monitor him closely, and see the vet tomorrow. Good luck

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    Lulu'sMammy

    Sounds to me like he's picked up a bug from the garden. Probably will be … Sounds to me like he's picked up a bug from the garden. Probably will be a case of a couple of injections and some fluids and he will be right as rain. Only you know if he's not himself, and has changed from his usual self. Just monitor him closely, and see the vet tomorrow. Good luck

    Yeah, hopefully its just something like that. Thanks for your help LLM, will keep you all updated tomorrow.

    When out in the garden have you been with the puppy the whole time? Is it possible he has picked something up (fecal matter) in the garden left by another animal (a cat, for instance)?

    Did the puppy come from a breeder, a pet shop, a "farm", a family friend...?

    Did you see both parents of the puppy? Were they both healthy?

    BFN,

    fp.

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    fanpages

    When out in the garden have you been with the puppy the whole time? Is … When out in the garden have you been with the puppy the whole time? Is it possible he has picked something up (fecal matter) in the garden left by another animal (a cat, for instance)?Yep he is fully supervisedDid the puppy come from a breeder, a pet shop, a "farm", a family friend...?breederDid you see both parents of the puppy? Were they both healthy?yes, they were both healthy and the puppy had a few checkups with the vet before being released to us and he said he was 100% fitBFN,fp.

    I don't think you have anything to worry about then (as mentioned above).

    How is the end of his nose? Still wet, or dry?

    Presumably he is still drinking.

    There shouldn't be any need to call on an out-of-hours Vet unless the situation worsens, or he either does not take any water &/or starts to lose his balance when he stands (well, more pronounced than a puppy usually struggles when it gets up).

    Dogs will not willingly starve themselves.

    BFN,

    fp.


    Original Poster

    fanpages

    I don't think you have anything to worry about then (as mentioned … I don't think you have anything to worry about then (as mentioned above).How is the end of his nose? Still wet, or dry?Presumably he is still drinking. There shouldn't be any need to call on an out-of-hours Vet unless the situation worsens, or he either does not take any water &/or starts to lose his balance when he stands (well, more pronounced than a puppy usually struggles when it gets up).Dogs will not willingly starve themselves.BFN,fp.


    when he sleeps it's dry but when he wakes its wet, i presume i'm only overreacting, well i hope.

    Worms. or he has swallowed something i think.

    t0mm

    when he sleeps it's dry but when he wakes its wet, i presume i'm only … when he sleeps it's dry but when he wakes its wet, i presume i'm only overreacting, well i hope.



    It's irrelevent.

    Lulu'sMammy

    It's irrelevent.



    It's no indication on a dogs health whatsoever. Hope he's ok today.

    Original Poster

    he's a lot more chirpier this morning. running around like his usual self, hasnt stopped yet, so thats good! going to the vets in an hour anyway but will still mention it.

    Lulu'sMammy

    It's irrelevent.


    Lulu'sMammy

    It's no indication on a dogs health whatsoever. Hope he's ok today.



    It was not irrelevant to my line of questioning, but thanks for your response.

    Yes, it is a myth that a dog's nose is always wet when healthy & dry when ill, but I was attempting to query if the amount of fluid loss was sufficient to establish if the animal was dehydrated due to the decreased appetite. Fluid loss though diarrhoea or vomiting may also be a cause.

    You cannot watch over a dog 24 hours a day. In the wild they eat anything they bring up to hide the fact they are ill to predators; many domestic dogs still do this today so it is not always easy to detect if a dog has been sick.

    We all hope he is OK.

    BFN,

    fp.

    t0mm

    he's a lot more chirpier this morning. running around like his usual … he's a lot more chirpier this morning. running around like his usual self, hasnt stopped yet, so thats good! going to the vets in an hour anyway but will still mention it.



    If could have been that he (the dog; not the Vet) was just tired after a long day being a puppy, but you may well find some lethargy & possible sickness after today's booster injection(s) as well, of course, so yes, mention the issue to the Vet so that it can be established if it is suitable to inject today or not.

    BFN,

    fp.

    Original Poster

    He's a lot better today, mentioned it to the vet who gave him a checkup and said it could have been something minor he picked up from the garden because it seemed to have gone almost. temp was fine and everything else was.

    She held his second jab off until the end of the week so he is 100% fit.

    Thanks to all wh helped!

    Awww, thats good news that your pups okay , there such a worry arnt they !

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    shopstilldrops

    Awww, thats good news that your pups okay , there such a worry arnt they … Awww, thats good news that your pups okay , there such a worry arnt they !


    Yeah :p.
    I looked today whilst in the vet and after 11PM It's £120ish to see the vet + £27ish for a consulation and thats before they'll see him!

    I'm glad i've got him insured anyway.
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