Pet Hospital Tails: Vomiting 10 Week Old Puppy

June 12th, 2015 by Daniel Mudrick

We recently treated Sparkle, a 10 week old, 3.8lb poodle puppy who couldn’t stop vomiting for 3 days.

Here’s his story:

Sparkle’s Symptoms

This very sick pup was vomiting continuously, getting weaker by the day. Over the course of only a few hours, he vomited a foul smelling liquid about 15 times – clearly something was extremely wrong!

Along with the vomiting, Sparkles was very dehydrated, had belly pain, fever, and a rapid heart rate.

Sparkle’s Diagnosis

When Sparkle’s family brought him in to our veterinary hospital, we took a look at him and his symptoms, and determined that he needed an X-ray to figure out what was wrong.

Getting the X-rays back, we could see that his stomach was obviously full of abnormal contents.

See for yourself:

Sparkle 1Sparkle 2

Sparkle’s Treatment

From our interpretation of the X-rays, we knew that Sparkle required surgery, was in toxic shock, and we had to stabilize him right away!

We gave him intravenous fluids, pain control, potassium supplements, and antibiotics to make sure he was getting the hydration and care he needed in the moment.

Once he was stable, there was only one thing to do – our brave little poodle needed surgery to remove the stomach contents that were making him so sick.

What was in his stomach that was so toxic to him? A whole bunch of duck bones! 

Sparkle 3

Sparkle’s Outcome

Sparkle recovered from his surgery comfortably and quickly, and now he couldn’t be a happier pup!

Check out this video of our happy little patient, 20 hours after his major surgery:

We’re so happy that Sparkle’s parents noticed something was wrong and brought him to us when they did. Thanks to their quick action and our treatments, Sparkle’s story has a very happy ending!

>> Is your pet vomiting or displaying other serious symptoms? Call us at 905-855-2100 immediately and bring them in for emergency care. We are always open 24/7 with a vet on site (never “on call”).

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About Daniel Mudrick

I'm the owner and founder of Clarkson Village Animal Hospital, a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital that's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Clarkson Village Animal Hospital has always been a dream of mine, and by caring for one patient at a time, the hospital has continued to grow. During those rare times when I'm not at the hospital, I'm at yoga, hiking, gardening, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy reading to stay current on the most recent advances in veterinary medicine.

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