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Need some quick advice. My mom happens to be puppy sitting while my wife is at pre-school with our 4 year old. She called me in desperation. Apparently Bailey has thrown up two or three times, and had the runs as well. Of course, I can't do anything about it now, I'm stuck at work...but some advice would be nice. How concerned should we be. Most of the vomit seems to be white...which I would guess is some of the cottage cheese we were told to mix in with her food.
Should we back off on this? Should we take her into the vet? I feel terrible, since we haven't seen any of this ourselves and now my mom's stuck with her for a couple hours.
 

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How long have you had her? It could be coccidian. Our pup, Scout, had that. A simple medication from the vet cleared it up. This is what our breeder said about it: "If puppies get too stressed with the move to their new home, they can develop runny poops which is usually the result of the ever-present Coccidia in the environment, kennel, etc. It can be spread from adult dogs who are immune, flies, rodents, etc. Puppies develop their own immunity to it at 10-12 weeks. This can on rare occasions lead to lack of interest in food and runny poops/vomiting."

I would call your vet and see if they think this is what it is. Good luck. Scout started feeling much better shortly after he stared the medicine.
 

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That about when we noticed it with Scout. Has she been eating well? Scout was not very interested in his food that first week which concerned us first (before the poop issues started).
 

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The first night or two she was not eating all that much...just kind of munching around. Then the next couple nights she was eating really well. Poops were off an on, solid, or soft...but not runny.

Then this morning I took her out before work. She peed fine. I guess all the "fun" starting mid morning today. I can't stand being stuck at work while it all goes down, but hopefully my wife will be home soon to help out.
 

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I really appreciate the info. Even if I can't do anything right now, it always helps me to have some idea as to what the problem might be. It also helps a lot to match up so many of the symptoms with Bailey's condition. Makes me think it might be a match, and that it's treatable and not uncommon.
 

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Our vet was able to give us the medicine (Albon) just based on Scout's symptoms, so we didn't even have to take him in. I hope you figure out what's going on with Bailey so she starts feeling better soon.
 

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This happened when we brought Hank home (on a Wed.), on Fri. he wasn't interested in his food and had loose stools. I started giving him boiled chicken & rice. He ate that fine with on & off loose stools. But by Sun. he had watery, very frequent stools so I took to the 24 hr. Vet.

A test was negative for parvo, so vet just put him on an antibiotic. That didn't really help so I call my regular vet the next week. He prescribed Flagyl for 10 days. Hank never really was diagnosed with Coccidia (or Giardia) but the Flagyl cleared up whatever the problem was. He's been fine every since.

I think it's pretty common but not something you'd want to ignore.
 

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I would let the tummy settle down and just let her have some water. Make sure your Mom is getting water into her because puppies can get dehyrated so fast. If she doesnt seem that interested in the water put alittle chicken broth in it. Then tonight I would give her some boiled chicken and rice. If she has more problems than what she currently had this morning tell your Mom to take her to the vet. Hopefully she is going to be ok.
 

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Well Bailey was diagnosed with Carona (sp?). Does anyone hve any experience with this bug? Orders are to hold off water and food until this evening. If she doesn't get sick in between now and then we can offer her just a little bit. The vet gave her some fluids to help keep her hydrated. Also on an antibiotic.

Semi related. What would be the appropriate protocol for communicating with the breeder. We've had her less than one week.
 

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Semi related. What would be the appropriate protocol for communicating with the breeder. We've had her less than one week.
just call or email the breeder with this info.....I know myself I welcome calls of all nature when the puppies go... I want to help new puppy owners to have a smooth transition ...are you asking if the breeder is responsible for this??? perhaps I am not reading your post correctly :confused::confused::confused:
 

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No, not really meaning it's her fault. Just interested in what most breeders might offer in terms of assistance and of course so that she might be able to keep an eye on the others.

Have you ever had pups with this?
 

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No, not really meaning it's her fault. Just interested in what most breeders might offer in terms of assistance and of course so that she might be able to keep an eye on the others.

Have you ever had pups with this?
No i have never had this...not sure what the incubation period is ...whether it could be deemed it was contacted at the breeders or once the puppy left the premises ..I would have to research this ...when was her/his vaccine done? and what age did you pick her/him up following ?
 

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Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and control

The incubation period is only one to three days. The disease is highly contagious and is spread through the feces of infected dogs, who usually shed the virus for six to nine days, but sometimes for six months following infection. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, and anorexia. Diagnosis is through detection of virus particles in the feces. Treatment usually only requires medication for diarrhea, but more severely affected dogs may require intravenous fluids for dehydration. Fatalities are rare. The virus is destroyed by most available disinfectants. There is a vaccine available, and it is usually given to puppies, who are more susceptible to canine coronavirus, and to dogs that have a high risk of exposure, such as show dogs.




since this is a short incubation period..I question have you had your puppy out and about ??????after getting it...one of the reasons I stress sticking close to home until 2nd shots at least are in place....
 

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Small update. After not having gotten sick since 10 am, we slowly started giving her a bit of water and food. It's all stayed down/in after a few hours. Once she ate, she went back to her crazy puppy self. Here's hoping the worst is passed.
 
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