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Old February 24th, 2006, 07:53 AM
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Hello guys and gals, I am a newbie to the site so please bear with me... I need some help. Here's the story.


I got Belle on Tuesday Feb 21. She is a American Cocker Spaniel. I left her home by herself yesterday. I enclosed her in a hall way since I am hoping to use the crate method for house training her. I put down newspaper and left food & water. I found that she threw up. I am not sure if I left her too much food. It looked like puppy food puree. She looked tired and her feces were normal at this point. She was quiet and wasn't playing. She almost threw up a couple of more times but only saliva and a mucous like substance came out. She didn't want to eat or drink. Her tummy growl really loud. When she went to the bathroom during the night, her stools were yellow and slimy. They told me to give her some Pedialite so she won''''t dehydrate. Is this puppy indigestion?? and if it is what can I do to help her?? Should I try feeding her her normal puppy food????

Please help....

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Old February 24th, 2006, 08:36 AM
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few questions for a little more info....

first and foremost... Has she been to the vet yet??

how old is your pup?
where'd you get her from?
what brand of puppy food is she on?
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Old February 24th, 2006, 08:59 AM
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few questions for a little more info....

first and foremost... Has she been to the vet yet?? She hasn't been to a vet yet, only to their vet where she has had all her first shots and fecal done.

how old is your pup? she is ten weeks old
where'd you get her from? I purchased her from a petshop down here in Florida
what brand of puppy food is she on?
she is on IAMS dry puppy food the yellow one
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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:23 AM
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unexplained vomiting always warrents a trip to the vet - and the fact that she's very young - and came from a petshop.

Petshop pups come from some really bad situations (puppy mills) - no reputable breeder would ever allow one of their pups to go to a petshop.

she may be sick (but only a VET can diagnose).

Iams isn't great food (not the worst either though)... before assuming it's the food or indegestion, you should have her looked at by your vet (not the same the pet shop uses).

congrats on the pup, but if you stick around here, you'll learn why we don't advocate getting a pup from a shop.

regardless.. you have your pup now, so get her a checkup by a new vet and go from there.

btw...I forgot to welcome you to the forum...welcome!
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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:56 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the cute pup.
Are you feeding her the same food as they were where you got her from?
Sometimes puppies will over do the food if they are used to sharing and suddenly find themselves in sole position of the bowl.
Good luck and we like to see pictures.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 10:50 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the cute pup.
THANKS!!
Are you feeding her the same food as they were where you got her from?
Yes,Sometimes puppies will over do the food if they are used to sharing and suddenly find themselves in sole position of the bowl.
I think I left her too much food, when she went pottie yesterday in the area she was in it was fine.... then I noticed the vomit .. it was like smash puppy food... then later she kept trying to throw up and nothing .. just saliva...and a mucous like liquid.
Last night around 2 or 3 is when the loose stool started... I called the lady where I bought it from.. and she told me to observe her and if she still threw up to bring her so their vet can take a look...
this morning at three am.. she decided she wanted to play, she sleeps with me and my fiance....
Any suggestion I would appreciate them....
Good luck and we like to see pictures.
As soon as she is well i will post some pics.....
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Old February 25th, 2006, 11:04 PM
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How is Belle doing?
If she wanted to play she might be feeling better.
I sure hope so.
Cockers are among my favorite dogs, they are so beautiful.

Some people on this site are very knowledgeable about dog food and don't think IAMS is as good as it used to be. But if you decide to change her food it must be done gradually over some time. All the best of luck to you and Belle.
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