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My eight week old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix threw up a tannish, foam like substance (probably her lunch) yesterday around 6. At this point, she also stopped drinking water. Around 8, I gave her a tiny bit of dinner and ten minutes later she threw it up. I wanted to take her to the emergency vet last night, but I did not have the funds. She threw up again around 3 in the morning.

I took her to her vet this morning and they did a parvo snap test. It came back negative. They also checked her stool and found no worms or blood. They gave her an injection for the vomitting, and told me to give her 1/8th to 1/4 of a cup of water or pedialyte every hour since she will not drink water on her own. I am doing this by syringe.

The only symptoms of parvo she has is the vomitting and not drinking too much water (but does show interest in food) and she is resting/sleeping a lot, but she does have little bursts of energy every now and then. She does not have diareahha or bloody stool.

I'm worried. Aren't there virus' that mimic parvo? And isn't there a possibility that the negative parvo test is false? How long should I be forcing her to drink? I believe they said that if she doesn't improve by tomorrow they could hook her up to IV's for fluid.

She has her first round of shots only. Please share your opinions.
 

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Don't feed her big meals, give her a few pieces of bland chicken and some water.

If she doesn't improve then the vets will have to hook her up to I.V.

How is her stool?
 

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Her stool is solid aside from it looks like there's a bit of mucus mixed in it. Not too sure if that's something I should be worried about.

I will boil her some chicken later and give her a few pieces.


Thank you,

Nicole
 

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She seems to be doing a little better, but still won't touch water. Having to force it down with a syringe. Oh, but I did mix in some water with a bit of canned, soft food and she slurped it all right up.

It would make me sooooo happy if she drank water on her own though. She used to be at that water bowl all the time! :/
 

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Nicole,
Be sure and do regular 'pinch tests' on her, hold up the skin at the neck, if it doesn't immeadiately go back to normal position, get her to the vet for subcutaneous fluids or an IV because it's an indication she's dehydrated.
 

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Thank ya'll for the suggestions. My girl started drinking water again this evening! She looks like she's back to her normal, demon-like puppy ways! Hopefully it lasts.


This is my Abby below. :)
 

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