Introduction and health question - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: England, UK
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Introduction and health question

Hi everyone 👋 I have just joined this group after lurking for a few weeks before picking up my puppy. Iíll give a bit of background first.

I picked up Molly, 8 weeks old from the breeder 3 days ago. A very reputable breeder, well researched and recommended. She was fine when that first night, she played lots and ate her dinner and all was well. The next day she was sick twice and had very watery stools (complete water) and although she was still drinking lots she had no appetite. The breeder called me that morning to say one of the other puppies was at the vets for vomiting and they think it is gastroenteritis. All the other puppies were fine but they were keeping her pup in for fluids as she was dehydrated. I took molly to the vets and they said no temperature, everything else seems fine and she wasnít dehydrated so they gave me some probiotic to give her and I as told to give her chicken and rice and stop normal food until stools firm up.

She started eating again, the chicken and rice and the diarrhoea stopped, she didnít poo at all yesterday. She became much more active and I thought that was the end of it but wanted to continue with the probiotic and chicken/rice until she had a firm stool. This morning she did have a firm stool which I was relieved about although it was yellow colour. But then she was sick once with little bits of red in it and she also has not eaten today. She has been drinking lots still and when she is awake she is very active, running and chewing everything and seems very well in herself but the vomit worried me and also her not eating.

Could the vomit and lack of appetite be due to the gastroenteritis still? Or perhaps the probiotic? I did wonder as she has only been with us 3 days if she isnít eating because she is still settling in. Any advice would be appreciated. I have another appointment with the vet after the Easter weekend but Iím worried about her so wanted to post on here. Thanks for reading
MollyGR is offline  
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 07:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Thanks: 116
Thanked 132 Times in 52 Posts
Welcome and congratulations on your new puppy! Before starting the chicken and rice diet were you feeding her the same food as she was on at the breeders?

I'd be pretty worried that she's still vomiting and not eating. If she won't eat today, I try to get an appointment with the vet today or tomorrow. If she's not improving, she needs to be assessed for an obstruction and given antibiotics if tests suggest a bacterial or parasitic cause.

eeerrrmmm1 is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 08:05 AM
Supreme Member
 
Prism Goldens's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ocala,FL
Posts: 5,647
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Quoted: 815 Post(s)
Images: 1
Thanks: 3,926
Thanked 6,601 Times in 3,012 Posts
The 'red'= was it red like blood or red like a piece of something solid? If it was not liquid but solid, I'd worry she had an obstruction. It could be a part of a toy or fabric from a stuffed animal. And that maybe the GI issue was just a coincidence.

The probiotic isn't going to cause an issue for her. If it does anything it would be a helpful thing.
The continued vomiting is worrisome. The bright attitude is a good thing, but not eating chicken and rice is worrisome.

Did the vet give you any other drugs, like metronidiazole?Or perhaps give her an injection of it?
The vomit- does it look like undigested food, or mush?
Prism Goldens is online now  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: England, UK
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thank you for your reply. The red in the vomit was kind of stringy/mucusy and it mostly consisted of water and partly undigested rice. Sheís still on the same food from the breeder but wonít eat it.

We werenít given anything else except the probiotic. He said if she didnít improve he would give us antibiotics but she started to eat so I thought it had improved and didnít take her back to the vets. Since posting this she has had watery diarrhoea again so I have an appointment booked with a vet today. Iím really worried.
MollyGR is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 08:37 AM
Kristy
 
nolefan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 8,945
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Quoted: 409 Post(s)
Thanks: 6,044
Thanked 8,868 Times in 4,649 Posts
I'm so glad you made the decision to take her to the vet, please let us know how things are going.


SHR Richwood Work Hard Play Harder CD JH WC
Ellie

http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=536873
Mack the collie boy
nolefan is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 11:30 AM
Super Moderator
 
LynnC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6,786
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 296 Post(s)
Thanks: 6,758
Thanked 9,083 Times in 3,266 Posts
Hello and welcome. Sorry your pup isn’t doing well. Glad she’s going to the vet today. Please keep us posted.
LynnC is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: England, UK
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanks everyone, we’ve just got back from the vets. He's hoping it’s acute gastroenteritis. He gave her an antibiotic injection and some a course of antibiotic tablets plus some special food to help replace whatever she has lost. If she is no better by tomorrow then he wants to run some tests to see if it’s an obstruction or something else going on. It’s really worried me 😢
MollyGR is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 12:49 PM
Super Moderator

 
swishywagga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: The English Riviera, UK
Posts: 16,253
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Quoted: 304 Post(s)
Images: 11
Thanks: 33,555
Thanked 24,711 Times in 10,790 Posts
I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this with your little one, I hope she improves with the antibiotics and it isn't anything more serious. Sending you lots of positive thoughts.


Barnaby, The Original Swishywagga - Aug 11, 2000 - Sept 24, 2015, Our Beautiful Golden Boy, Forever In Our Hearts.
"Ask not, what your dog can do for you, ask what you can do for your dog".


https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...ior-years.html - Barnaby's Thread
https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...ony-uncle.html - Dear Uncle Barnaby
swishywagga is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: England, UK
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by swishywagga View Post
I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this with your little one, I hope she improves with the antibiotics and it isn't anything more serious. Sending you lots of positive thoughts.

Thank you I appreciate that. It’s definitely not what I was hoping for within the first few days! I love her so much already that it’s quite upsetting. Fingers crossed she will soon feel better x
MollyGR is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to MollyGR For This Useful Post:
swishywagga (04-20-2019)
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Super Moderator

 
swishywagga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: The English Riviera, UK
Posts: 16,253
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Quoted: 304 Post(s)
Images: 11
Thanks: 33,555
Thanked 24,711 Times in 10,790 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MollyGR View Post
Thank you I appreciate that. Itís definitely not what I was hoping for within the first few days! I love her so much already that itís quite upsetting. Fingers crossed she will soon feel better x
I feel for you, especially with it being a bank holiday weekend too.


Barnaby, The Original Swishywagga - Aug 11, 2000 - Sept 24, 2015, Our Beautiful Golden Boy, Forever In Our Hearts.
"Ask not, what your dog can do for you, ask what you can do for your dog".


https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...ior-years.html - Barnaby's Thread
https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...ony-uncle.html - Dear Uncle Barnaby
swishywagga is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome