8 month old puppy threw up twice in a row is swaying
I have an 8 month old pug puppy, completely healthy. I have both his mom and dad so i know he has no genetic predispositions to any diseases.
2 days ago he threw up 3 times within about 10 minutes and then was fine all day yesterday and today. tonight he threw up twice within about 5 minutes, first food then liquid same color as his food. he's currently sleeping. wouldn't drink water when i put it in front of him but i have given him about 15 cc's of water using a syringe since he's thrown up. its been about an hour, he hasn't vomited any more.
He's current on his shots, got rounds of parvo vaccine until he was 18 weeks old. he's been eating the same kind of dog food since he was about 12 weeks old so i know it isn't that. im not so much worried about the puking as i am the way he's acting. he's acting like he's scared. swaying when he's sitting and will run really fast and then suddenly slow down and walk at a normal pace to where he's going. his tail is between his legs and he just seems very tired.
i did the "pinch the skin on his back" trick and it went back down in an instant.
if you have any idea as to what is ailing him i'd greatly appreciate it.
From what you say, I would think it's unlikely that he has Canine Parvovirus or another common contagious illness as he's been vaccinated properly.
However, saying what he DOES have is impossible without a veterinary visit. Although you have both his parents and they're healthy, that doesn't rule out genetic problems as these can be recessive, only showing up in certain puppies or generations.
His behavior is definitely 'odd' and any sudden change in behavior requires veterinary evaluation. I'm not a vet so I can't guess at what is going on, but a neurological problem, an unseen injury, parasites or any number of things could be factors. Only your vet can figure it out and give him the treatment he needs.
I strongly recommend getting him seen by your own vet right away. I wish you lots of luck and hope he's doing much better soon.
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