ok so i just got a puppy from some lady about a week ago on he has been sneezing for about 4 of those days and then all of a sudden last night he started to heave and even threw up.
i brought him to the emergency vet and they gave him some meds but they aren't working he, and i, were up the whole night because he was consistently heaving. i fed him some food which he ate just fine and took him outside where he went poop and while he did that he just started to YELP and i have noticed that his poop has had hair in it...? we have a cat also i just don't understand what is happening. i am 2 months pregnant and i do not want this to be something serious that i need to get checked out.
by the way i have gotten his vaccinations and deworming and such so what on earth could be wrong with him????
It's difficult to say what is going on with your puppy as there seems to be a whole range of symptoms, plus I've no idea what your vet diagnosed or what medication they gave your little guy! The sneezing could be a sign of an upper respiratory tract infection, kennel cough or even allergies.
If he's stopped vomiting now and is eating and drinking okay, then it may simply have been that he ate something he shouldn't have and it upset his tummy. Combine that with the hair in his poop, and the apparent straining or discomfort that caused, and I'd guess it was something hairy or furry? Or perhaps if he's long-haired himself it's a 'furball' type thing - cats aren't the only ones who get these.
If you've had his puppy shots and deworming taken care of, then he's on the right track. However, if he's only been vaccinated and dewormed once or twice then he's probably not totally protected (or free of parasites) yet.
I understand that you don't want any unnecessary vet bills, but a puppy who's showing signs of illness needs veterinary attention. If your pup seems to be recovered now and doesn't vomit, strain to poop, appear to be in pain etc. etc. then hopefully he is on the mend. However, if you do have any concerns or he seems unwell in any way a trip to the vet is essential.
I wish you the best of luck and hope your pup is doing much better soon.
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