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|10-04-2008, 07:34 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London, UK
Throwing Up - is this serious?
The other day I had a job interview and I knew we would be out of the house for a long time, so my husband took Roxy in her carrier bag. She loves being in her bag and falls asleep as soon as she's in it. She hadn't eaten anything in the morning and we'd left fairly early, so we brought food with us for her to eat in the car, but she didn't want any of it. Anyways, when we got back to the car after about an hour of my husband just walking around with her I took her out of her bag and noticed she had trown up some bile. We thought it was because he was bouncing the bag up and down too much when he was walking. We felt awful, and she did eat and drink a little bit once we started driving again. The other thing is Roxy has been sleeping quite a bit lately, but I've chalked that up to us staying up every night till 2am since we are both not working right now. Roxy has been sleeping all morning and afternoon and hasn't had anything to eat yet. It's now 3pm, and she was lying on the couch with me when all of a sudden she hopped down and started throwing up! She threw up bile again, because she hadn't eaten yet. I took her to her water and food dish, but she didn't want any of it, until I put a bit of chicken in her food, then she ate the whole bowl. She has definitly got her appetite back, and is now playing like normal, but I'm still worried that something is wrong with her. Why is she throwing up? The other thing is that she's been sneezing a lot - not coughing, but sneezing. We live in an area that has a lot of lungworm, and they say coughing can be a sign up that, but she is just sneezing. Is a dog cough like a human cough or is it more of a sneeze?
|10-04-2008, 09:31 AM||#2|
"Owned" by Miss Tricksie
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Riverview, FL
I would have her checked out, especially with the sneezing. Good luck.
Donna, Tricksie and Peanut
|10-04-2008, 09:47 AM||#3|
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I learned to never feed Joey in the car, he would always throwup; it's better if they've eaten 1 hour before traveling. You don't say how big she is, and I'm not sure if you know much about hypoglycemia, but it's a problem with most small breeds, and especially puppies, and those dogs under 4 pounds. Their tummies can only handle so much, and they can quickly lose their reserves. One of the symptoms of hypoglycemia is a loss of appetite, and food is the very thing they need to correct the problem, so this can be very frustrating. A dab of Nutri-cal or Karo syrup rubbed on the roof of their mouth will momentary restore the blood sugar, and cause the appetite to return. With small dogs the main problem is dehydration after vomiting, one vomit, is not too big of deal, but 3 or 4 in a row can be very serious. Some dogs don't travel that well, and I wouldn't take her in the car until she's better, unless I was going to the vet. Sorry I can't help you with the sneezing problem, but I think it might be good for you to talk to your vet about your concerns with the lungworm problem. How old is Roxy, and how much does she weigh?
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