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Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
First, congratulations on your new addition!
It is very common for puppies to have gi upset after adoption, leaving the only home and family they have ever known going into a new environment is very stressful
This could potentially be something to be concerned about and if it continues overnight then it would be best to have him evaluated by your local veterinarian
If he is vomiting or dry heaving I would not give him access to water right now...we need to let his stomach rest a while to reduce the gi upset
For now, just a small amount of karo or maple syrup on your fingertip and along his gum line to ensure that his glucose or sugar levels do not fall too low without eating for 24 hours. Do this every 2-4 hours tonight
After about 6 hours from the last vomiting episode then small frequent amounts of water, for example 1 tsp hourly then if he is holding that down offering small frequent meals of something bland such as white rice and boiled chicken (again 1 tsp hourly for a few hours then increase the quantity slowly while reducing the frequency). If he does vomit or dry heave again then please remove all food/ water until morning when your veterinary clinic opens to get him seen
But continue the syrup every 2-4 hours just along the gum line, not enough to swallow
This could potentially be a stress enteritis or inflammation of the intestinal tract due to the changing of environments or potentially be more serious.
Yes, I think that would be wise, especially if the vomiting continues with my above recommendations
Do my recommendations make sense? Can I clarify anything for you today?
Honey will also work
You are very welcome, only along the gum lines, not enough to swallow and upset the stomach
Good luck to you both, enjoy your new addition :)
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