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7/17/2009 4:17:03 PM
Posts: 5
My Boston Terrier Violet is now about 6.5 months old. She was coming alog really nicely. She would stay in her crate for an hour or so while I was home or a few hours if I needed to go out. She has always been stongly attached to me. About 2 weeks ago we had her spayed so for the last couple of weeks we have not taken her on long walks and tried our best to keep her from vigorous play. I brought her back to the vet 10 days after being spayed to have her stitches removed and to have a bath. She was with the vet for two hours. She is currently on Nutram puppy food with wellness wet puppy food mixed in. We have been trying to switch her to Natural Balance Duck and Potato.

Yesterday she vomitted twice in the AM before eating and I took her to the vet. They kept her all day but didnt feed her and gave her back to me saying she is fine. Today she ate breakfast without incident and has been acting normal otherwise. About 3 hours after lunch she vomitted her lunch up.

I called the vet. They said give it 24 hours and if she is sick again make an appointment. Switch her off of puppy food and feed her twice a day instead of 3 times. They also said it could be anxiety from being at the vet too much and because I moved the furniture around. The vet also made no mention as to why she is sneezing, shaking her head and scratching her ears.

Does anyone have any idea what could be going on with my pup? Any suggestions about a good quality adult puppy food? I think the ones that have high protein upset her stomach.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
7/17/2009 8:21:08 PM
Posts: 1904

My first instinct is to find a new vet. Second opinions are often helpful.

COULD be a food allergy, or some kind of reaction to something. Have you checked her ears to see if she has an ear infection?

Keep in mind, she is a puppy, and puppies, like little kids put EVERYTHING in their mouth, and they often get sick as a result. IF they are fed just one kind of food, often just trying another kind of food can make them sick for a period of time.

Think about it for a second. If all you got to eat was cheerio's for the first 6 months of your life, and then someone gave you a would probably be sick too.

Switch foods slowly, keep plain unflavoured yogurt around the house and about once a week or even twice give your dog a dollop of yogurt on top of her kibble. She will think it is a great treat!

Serena Galloway
IGCA rescue Colorado

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7/20/2009 7:44:16 AM
Posts: 97
To rest her stomach just give her some chicken broth and maybe a small meal of boiled chicken and rice.