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    Default New Bullie throwing up and lethargic

    So Wellie came to us on Saturday morning. Everything was fine. He was eating, playing pooping and sleeping.

    Then yesterday, about 30 minutes after a dinner of Fromm Salmon Tunalini, we took both Blue and Wellie downstairs. Wellie didn't want to leave the apartment, when we got outside, he threw up a little.
    We get in the car, and about half hour later he threw up again. We get home, park the car, start walking home, and there's a huge soft poo. Then threw up one last time.

    We get upstairs, he drinks some water and goes right into Blue's crate and that's where he's been since.

    His breathing sounded strange to me, forced almost, but his breathing wasn't that great on Saturday either so I'm not sure if there's a change. He has an appointment in a few hours with our vet, and then tomorrow, we're going to the Animal Medical Center to meet with the same vet who did Blue's palate surgery. We're going to do Wellie's too.

    But right now, I'm stumped. I have no idea what's going on. I thought at first it was the food, but it's totally out of his system and he's no better this morning.
    Could be stress, but this is a very odd reaction.

    Any ideas?


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    Oh gosh…
    Is he eating the same food that Steve had for him? I agree w/you the food should be out of his system by now. I would say that it sounds like his nerves… how did Saturday go or did I miss a thread?!!

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    @ddnene Saturday was fine. Blue kept trying to hump him and Wellie kept trying to get away lol..

    Then yesterday morning was very busy. We took them to an off leash grassy park (it's heaven for dogs- huge flat meadow). Then to a Pet store where we spent at least an hour getting everything we needed.
    By the time we got home, both passed out. Didn't get up again until around dinner time. Wellie was fine. It all started about 30 minutes after he ate, that's why I thought it was the food.

    We didn't get ANY food. His original owner didn't give Steve any either. So Steve put him on whatever he was feeding his other dogs. After Wellie threw up, I sms'd Steve to give me the name of the food he fed him, but he hasn't responded yet which is very odd.

    The other thing- I don't think Wellie has even been on dry kibble. He eats and drinks very slow. He also didn't want to eat. So we topped it with a little wet food. The Canidae Pure line (grain free) Sea which is very similar to Fromm Salmon Tunalini. He ate it like a champ after that! Then got sick..

    And nope, I haven't done a thread on Wellie yet.


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    Well maybe all these food changes is starting to catch up w/him… I would put him on a bland diet for a few days and then gradually start him on something. What do you feed Blue? I'm assuming that you want them to eat the same thing… If you do feed him kibble I would add some warm water to it so it's easier for him to eat it.

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    Default Re: New Bullie throwing up and lethargic

    Blue's on an Rx food so they can't eat the same thing.
    I'm thinking hamburger and rice as well. I just need to get him used to kibble.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    Blue's on an Rx food so they can't eat the same thing.
    I'm thinking hamburger and rice as well. I just need to get him used to kibble.
    I would add some warm water to it… I still do that for Wally because he gobbles his food up so darn fast. Are you going to put him on Fromm's? I've got Wally on Fromm's Beef, and he's doing ok except for tear staining. I guess I will have to try different varieties on him till we find the right one. Ugh… Hamburger and rice sounds perfect… I want to see some pics of Wellie and Blue together!!!

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    Default Re: New Bullie throwing up and lethargic

    My guess is it's a combination of food and nerves and any lethargy is from throwing up.

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    Default Re: New Bullie throwing up and lethargic

    Sounds like an awful lot of activity for a new little bullie. Agree with @ddnene and @boxorox. I hope Wellie is feeling better soon.

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    Default Re: New Bullie throwing up and lethargic

    He is stressed... too much activity and change going on. Go with the baln diet as you and Tracey discussed and limit the trips/activity till he is settled down. Try to just potty breaks for a couple days

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    Default Re: New Bullie throwing up and lethargic

    Oh yeah, no doubt in my mind it's the food changes. Especially since he didn't transition the first time w/ Steve either. Bland diet in small portions and then slowly transition to the new kibble. Also listen to his tummy, if it's gurgling, fast him a little bit before giving any food.

    Poor boy, hope he feels better by tonight!


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    Default Re: New Bullie throwing up and lethargic

    First thing I thought about was Wellie is perhaps experiencing stress with all the changes in his life. Combine that with the food changes and I would expect some GI issues like he's been experiencing. I would go with the bland diet idea too and then do a slow transition to the regular food you want to feed him. Let us know how his vet appt. goes today. He sure is a sweetheart!




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    Default Re: New Bullie throwing up and lethargic

    I agree with everyone about the stress and the food change. Hopefully the vet will get him fixed up.

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