Don't post often but looking for input.....My female spent the day outside yesterday and last night she had tummy upset. Thow ups only. She threw up about 4 or 5 times and seemed very weak, as any of us would be. We checked her gums which were still pink so I do not think she was dehydrated. She drank some water and ate a little yogurt and about 40 minutes later threw up. She did okay during the night, no accidents but still lethargic and weak this morning. We called our vet at 7:30 am, they have an emergency on call service. He said to give her pepto and make sure she drinks water. She has been resting but still seems weak. We are holding her off of food at this point....When should we consider bland diet? She just seems kinda weak! We will be headed to the vet in the morning!!! So hard when the babies are sick.

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Comment by Michelle on November 22, 2010 at 5:19pm
Well good news this afternoon.....AJ's blood work looked good with the exception of potasium...not shocking according to the vet. She walked around and drank water and kept it down. They are going to keep her until she will eat and then dismiss her with nausea meds. I think we found part of the culprit. We were cleaning outside and found a ziplock bag that she undoubtly eat the marinate out of. Pretty certain that would make me sick to. Thanks for the support keep us in your positive thoughts and prayers.
Comment by Krystle (Luna & Twinkie!) on November 22, 2010 at 3:10am
Hopefully your girl is doing better now. If you look on my blog post for last week I had a similar ordeal with Luna. I personally think it's good that you ended up taking her to the vet - did they let you know on the bland diet? With Luna I boiled boneless skinless chicken breast, to save the broth as well, and mixed one-part mixture of the chicken and brother with two-parts rice. It equaled the same amount of kibble I would normally feed her. This is what she ate the entire day after she was sick. Sick day itself she wouldn't eat anything, but drank some water at least.

She's doing great now, so I hope your girl turns out okay. I know it's difficult when our pups get this way - good luck!
Comment by Michelle on November 21, 2010 at 8:02pm
Well....we opted to call in the emergency vet at our practice. We took her in because she seemed VERY unocoordinated and uncomfortable. He got her hooked up to some IV fluids and gave her a host of shots...one to relax her, one for nausea, and one for pain and discomfort. Of course we had to leave her but I feel better that she is getting the medical attention that she needs. He did Xrays and everything looked good including her back....very good news. He seemed to think that her blood sugar levels and electrolites (sp) were out of wack and that was causing the uncordination. Feel better that she is getting immediate medical that we felt that she needs. They will have blood test results in the morning.....he felt that there would be more answers by morning.
Comment by Kathryn Graham on November 21, 2010 at 7:21pm
We went through it last week too. The vet said that 24 hours without food is like pressing the Corgi "reset" button. Madoc was a bit dehydrated so he stayed overnight for fluids. There's a special canned food (Science Diet?) that the vet sent home with us for re-introduction to bland food. We're not sure what he got in to-- probably deer, rabbit or cat poop. It's tough when they cruise so low to the ground!!
Comment by Patricia A Columbo on November 21, 2010 at 5:59pm
I just went thru this with Tootsie! Withhold food for 24 hours, water only...then small amounts of chicken and rice. She went to the Vet and good a couple of shots and some other pills for whatever bacteria she picked up... She is fine now - back to normal...
Comment by Susan Stanton on November 21, 2010 at 5:24pm
Our sympathies -- we hate for out babies to feel bad (and they can't tell us what hurts!). Hopefully it's just a little virus and will pass. We've done similar diets to the one below -- 24 hours with water only, then we also used rice for bland carbo filler, and plain boiled chicken meat for a little mild protein, in tiny tiny increments making sure it stayed down each time. It's great she's drinking water and gums are pink and good looking. Let us know what the vet says!
Comment by Carla on November 21, 2010 at 5:16pm
The last time Casey was sick, the vet told me to do a 24 hour fast (she could still have water, just no food or treats at all). Then, after the 24 hours were up, I started her on very small amounts of cooked lean ground beef and rice (1/8 cup combined; so maybe 1/16th cup of rice and 1/16th cup of beef - which is only about a tablespoon or two of each). If she could keep that down, she got fed again in a few hours and so on.

She's likely weak because she hasn't been eating; if she's reading her bodies signals, than she'll probably lay low until she feels better.

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