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Poorly little Poppy..would love some advice!

My poor little Poppy is feeling very unwell . She has been vomiting whenever she eats for 3 days now. She vomited blood this morning, and she had only drunk a tiny bit of water. She spent the day at the vets on an IV drip and they gave her a shot to stop her throwing up (somehow they managed to get her to eat a little bit and it has stayed with her!). X-rays didn't show any blockage and the vet doesn't know why she is poorly, but if she is sick again after food, then they want to do a barium meal. She is so subdued and won't even sniff at her food...I'm not quite sure what to do to help her?

After such an awful time with our little boy Bramble, I am an especially anxious Mummy and think the worst! Does anyone have any suggestions to encourage her to eat (the vet wants her on Hills prescription ID, but she is not impressed!). Or does anyone have a similar experience and could put my mind at rest a little?

I forgot to mention that she is just getting over being spayed 10 days ago...no fun for Poppy these days
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My poor little Poppy is feeling very unwell . She has been vomiting whenever she eats for 3 days now. She vomited blood this morning, and she had only drunk a tiny bit of water. She spent the day at the vets on an IV drip and they gave her a shot to stop her throwing up (somehow they managed to get her to eat a little bit and it has stayed with her!). X-rays didn't show any blockage and the vet doesn't know why she is poorly, but if she is sick again after food, then they want to do a barium meal. She is so subdued and won't even sniff at her food...I'm not quite sure what to do to help her?

After such an awful time with our little boy Bramble, I am an especially anxious Mummy and think the worst! Does anyone have any suggestions to encourage her to eat (the vet wants her on Hills prescription ID, but she is not impressed!). Or does anyone have a similar experience and could put my mind at rest a little?

I forgot to mention that she is just getting over being spayed 10 days ago...no fun for Poppy these days
I wish I could tell you something that would help but I don't know. I'm sending hugs your way though and healing vibes for your sweet Poppy. Do you and/or the vet think any of this could have anything to do with her spay? Or, could she have gotten into anything toxic? I so hope she starts feeling better soon.

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oh NO poor thing have you considered home cooking for her, at least for now to get her over this? little bits at a time...? I hope she feels better soon and your vet can help figure out this mystery.

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oh NO poor thing have you considered home cooking for her, at least for now to get her over this? little bits at a time...? I hope she feels better soon and your vet can help figure out this mystery.
Gee, Tammy, you are starting to sound like a reformed smoker!

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LOL, am I? just want some company in this journey of homecooking!! LOL

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Oh I do hope little Poppy is feeling better really soon.

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Have you tried very small amounts of chicken and rice mixture every 45 minutes or so to see how she tolerates the food.



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I'm so sorry to hear that Poppy is sick. We went through a bout of tummy trouble in Feb.(?) that landed him in the hospital... I know how worrisome it can be!


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I am so sorry and hope that Poppy gets well soon.

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When we first brought Buster home from the shelter, he had a lot of gut issues, including unexplained vomiting and diarrhea.

Our Vet used a type of canned food [not the ID formula] that Buster gobbled up even though he was not interested in the boiled chicken and rice I had given him in the morning. I do not know which formula this irresistible canned food is, but maybe your Vet used that to get Poppy to eat at the office and maybe s/he would let you have some of that to add to the ID.

Regarding the Hill Prescription ID formula, Buster eats the canned ID from time to time whenever he gets really soft poop from eating something he shouldn't [usually grass]. I keep several cans on hand. I have warmed it up in the microwave after refrigeration to make it more fragrant and palatable when Buster seemed to be bored with it. That helped.

He is not fond of the kibble ID, but he likes the canned version. After a few meals, he is usually "normal" enough to start re-introducing his regular food, EVO Red.

I hope Poppy is feeling better by now.



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