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I think my baby is sick..

Well, this morning I woke up and besides sleeping in longer than they normally let me (we got to sleep til almost 9:30, when the standard wake up mommy time is 7:30-8), Sonic just not been his normal hyper Hav self. He has ignored his food and treats today but will go over and get drinks from his water bowl occasionally. However, it seems that sometimes after drinking or bouts of sudden energy and play he tends to vomit. The vomit looks clear and like it is strictly liquid. I was going to take him in to our vet, but then I looked at the time and they are already closed for the day and not opened tomorrow. He's sleeping peacefully beside me right now, but I'm curious what you all think, should I be more concerned and try to get him in to the emergency vet or wait til Monday and judge how he is feeling between now and then.

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How old is he? Is there any diarrhea? Does he seem to be in pain? More specifically any tummy pain?
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Sonic is almost a year old (April 15th). The last time he went potty there was no diarrhea, but that was also this morning before I think he started feeling sick. I also haven't really noticed any specific tummy or any other pain. Just a kind of dullness to his eyes and lack of energy along with the vomiting.

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You can take his temperature I have never done it but I think you use a baby thermometer
here is a link to how you do it
www.ehow.com/video_2348681_take-dogs-temperatu..

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I know Tillie sometimes throws up if she is over hungry. Could he maybe have slept too late and is now naseuous cause he didn't eat in time?? Have you tried hand feeding any yummy foods like cheese or cooked chicken breast to see if you can stimulate his appetite?

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My concern is that if he is drinking the water then vomiting it up he might have a blockage. I don't have any personal experience with that. I would think that would be accompanied by belly pain but I'm not certain.
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My concern is that if he is drinking the water then vomiting it up he might have a blockage. I don't have any personal experience with that. I would think that would be accompanied by belly pain but I'm not certain.
When Kodi had a partial obstruction last year, he was MAJORLY painful. There was no doubt that he needed to go to the ER.

I think if he's vomiting enough that you think he's not staying hydrated, I'd take him in. Otherwise, I'd just keep a really close eye on him. It won't hurt him not to eat for a day, as long as he's drinking enough.


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Thanks everyone, my husband usually calms me down when I get into 'worried momma' mode, but he's at a work conference this weekend and I haven't gotten to talk to him yet.

I hate when my little man isn't feeing his best. I did try to hand feed him some of his favorite yummy treats and he turned his nose up at them until Aries came over then he slowly ate them. Since posting this treat earlier, I do think he's starting to feel better. He has been sleeping a lot but when he wakes up he looks happier and has drank a few times without vomiting. Still not showing an interest in his food. I'll just keep an extra close eye on him today and tomorrow and hope he continues to feel better.

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Thanks everyone, my husband usually calms me down when I get into 'worried momma' mode, but he's at a work conference this weekend and I haven't gotten to talk to him yet.

I hate when my little man isn't feeing his best. I did try to hand feed him some of his favorite yummy treats and he turned his nose up at them until Aries came over then he slowly ate them. Since posting this treat earlier, I do think he's starting to feel better. He has been sleeping a lot but when he wakes up he looks happier and has drank a few times without vomiting. Still not showing an interest in his food. I'll just keep an extra close eye on him today and tomorrow and hope he continues to feel better.
You probably want to keep an eye on his stools too. If he isn't passing any, and looks painful, get him straight to an ER. If they look relatively normal, and he seems no worse, you're probably OK waiting.


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Keep an eye on the hydration, things can go downhill quickly if they are dehydrated.

SOrry to hear he's feeling bad, did he have any heart worm med, flea meds or shots this last week?

Be careful on walks, too. This time of year people are putting TONS of dangerous chemicals on grass, they might take a big whiff of poison when trying to smell for other animals on the grass

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