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Old 12-30-2012, 03:51 PM
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We're in Tennessee on vacation, we brought Van Gogh with us...

The 10 hour drive from Florida to tennesee he did great!

Since he's been here he's been getting sick constantly almos like he's not digesting his food... I have him on eukanuba mixed his fish oil and pumkin in it as i seem his stool was lose when he went to the bathroom in GA.

He's not taking any cheese so I could sneak a Dramamine or two in it...

Please someone help us. What to do to get him back to good health
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:08 PM
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Is he trying to eat, then throwing up? Does he have diarrhea? Has he had his parvo vaccination yet?

The biggest danger to a puppy right now is probably dehydration. Make sure he has access to water. If his gums look grayish, not pink, he's probably dehydrated. I'm not a vet but these are the things I've seen on here. If you think he's dehydrated, you should probably take him to a vet right away. They can hook him up to an IV. Since you are East and its almost the end of the business day, I'd suggest doing that sooner rather than later. If you wait until after business hours, you'll be paying for an emergency room visit.

Good luck. Hope your little one is OK.
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How old is he? Did the loose stools just start? What are their consistency? Does it have an abnormally foul smell?

Could he be stressed, as stress can cause diarrhea or loose stools. If his gums are pink, he is acting normally, and his stool is just a little loose, I wouldn't panic. I'd withhold food until tomorrow morning. When I did feed him, it would be rice. Uncle Ben's sells a pouch of white rice you can microwave. If you have the ability/access to boil chicken or ground beef, Id also do that.

When did you begin the fish oil? Is that a new addition to his diet?


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If you just started the fish oil (which I think I saw something elsewhere about you just starting last week), that could be causing a little upset. <- I noticed the same thing when I accidently put 2 pumps of fish oil in Bertie's food instead of Jacks, and just went with it.

Pumpkin can also cause loose stool, I think....
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If you did not change the food, it might be the water. Bottled water (make sure it is not city water purified and bottled but source water) could help.

Pumpkin can go both ways, it can loosen the stool or harden it depending on how much you give. Stop the fish oil for the time being. I agree with the rice or rice/chicken idea.
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His gums are gray!! No dog vet service is open I have called closest one is 67 miles what can I do to help him right now
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Unflavored pedialyte and consult the ER vet via phone.


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just googled some emergency vets in TN. Try these links... Not sure where in TN you are.

Emergency (24 Hour) Vet Clinics in Tennessee

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veterinary emergency clinic Knoxville | Find veterinary emergency clinic in Knoxville, TN

Can you get your hands on some Gatorade? If so, see if he'll drink a little bit.

Please let us know what you find out.
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If his gums are gray, he needs a vet now. 67 miles isn't that far, based on what we drive every day.
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THIS is an emergency. Get him to an emergency vet NOW!
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