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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Throwing Up

Something just isnt right with my Jack boy. Thursday night him threw up in bed. Didnt think much of it because its super hot and just thought the heat was getting to him. Friday morning he didnt want to eat, figure that since he threw up thursday late evening. My mother-in-law called me and informed me that Jack had threw up in his kennel. When I got home from work that evening he seemed fine. Was excited to see me and we even played outside. Also, he was ready to eat again.
So, last night was the bad night. Around 3am woke up to the sound of him getting ready to throw up. I got his head over the bed just in time. He threw up two more times and laid back down. From then on Jack threw up every 30mins to an hour, throwing up three or four times at once. I felt SOOO bad for him. Just as soon he would fall asleep he was up again throwing up. I called the vet and they got me in first thing. She checked him out and said that nothing seemed to be bothering and didnt look to be in pain. She gave me a rectual exam and it checked out. Being the weekend and for safety she did xrays too, but that can clean. She gave him a shot to help settle his stomach and sent me home with some bland can dog food. She said that I could cook up some rice and chicken but not sure exactly how to go about that (never had to do that before). She said not to feed or give him any water till tonight.
Anyway, tried to feed Jack and he wont eat. Tried to get him to drink water and wont. He wont even eat an ice cube, which he loves.
Jack has vomited before but NOTHING like this!! Has anyone's V been like this before? Anyone has any ideas what this could be, if this something, that I can bring up to the vet? If he doesnt eat or drink by Monday I will have to go back to the vet.
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You just boil the chicken in a pot of water. Make sure to debone it either before or after its cooked. Add rice to chicken water and cook according to directions on rice. Let cool.
I always cut the boiled chicken into small pieces or the dog will eat the chicken and leave the rice.
Because his stomach has been empty, if he decides to eat or drink only give him small amounts. Only 1/4 a cup then wait an hour to see if he holds it down. If he does give him the same amount an hour later. Try to have him rest and I would be more worried if he is still not drinking, than eating in the morning. Did the vet do any blood work and are his stools loose?
My female June did this before when she decided to catch and eat crickets. There is so many different things that can cause them to throw up. If Jack is still not eating or drinking tomorrow you might want to take him back to the vet. They can give him a IV to keep him from becoming dehydrated.

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Good advice from TexasRed!! And until you get to the bottom of this, or it simply resolves itself, the main thing to worry about is dehydration. If Jack continues to refuse food, at least try to tempt him into drinking something (maybe lukewarm chicken broth or tuna water). Keep us posted, please.

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I am sorry that Jack is so poorly. When Boris was 14 weeks old he kept vomiting, especially after he ate his food. We took him to our vet and they x-rayed to check he had't eaten a stone or a piece of large stick. Just to be on the safe side they kept him in for 24 hrs. They gave him an anti sickness injection and then gradually started to feed him small amounts of food throughout the next day . They only let him come home when they were sure he was keeping the food down.

I think there is more to Jack's sickness than meets the eye as it has been going on so long. I would go back to your vet and ask them to investigate further. I agree with TexasRed - he must drink, especially if it is hot.

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Thanks guys.

Jack still would not drink or eat last night, but got him to eat two ice cubes. I went ahead and made up some rice and chicken thinking he just wasnt going to eat that can stuff (pick V)! By the time I was done it was late and Jack was passed out. Up this morning, he went number one, and ate 1/4 cup of the rice and chicken. I saved all of the water/broth from the pot and poured alittle into his water. He drank some but not enough. Think is belly is just too empty and a little at a time might be key.
I can still tell he doesnt fell well. Still not the same Jack Boy. He was excited about the chicken and rice but ate it really slow, pausing seconds after eating some before eating some more. Normally he would eat something like that up in seconds because we dont give him scraps or really any people food for that matter.
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Jack injured his stomach.
If he refuses food but drinks water it will clear out.
On the other hand, if he refuses even water he may have swallowed a bone which splintered or something like that.

In the morning, some dogs usually make a beeline into the back yard and chew on grass. This will make them vomit and clear out the stomach.

If Jack did not eat, did not drink and vomited like you mentioned, it's a good bet ingested something that lodged in the stomach.
Xray will reveal if it's a bone splinter.

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If it isn't a bone splinter, maybe it could be a stick. I'm a big advocate of not allowing dogs to play with sticks. I know... it seems like such an innocent thing. But once you've seen the damage they can do, it opens up your eyes.

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Datacan: Jack did have xrays done Saturday morning and they turned out to show nothing was blocking.

I would have to say that I am an over caution parent most of the time. I watch Jack and his every move. If I see him chewing something, I go invetigate and take it out of his mouth. Now I'm not saying I see everything but I'm always there. I never have given him a bone till the other day. Me and my husband both watched him chew on it. He never physically ate the bone.

Jack had a normal shadoobie yesterday morning before going to the vet. He finally went shaboobie this afternoon but it was like water. He was went maybe about 3 or 4 times since and its the same, really really runny. He started chicken and rice this morning. Is that making his shadoobie running?
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Really, I think that the rice should do just the opposite -- make them firmer. Maybe after he has had more of it... (?)

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I would do cooked sweet potatoes (yams) instead of the rice. It is very high in nutrients whereas rice doesn't have much nutritional value.

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