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I love the name Pip, I can just picture her. Adorable!
For such a small dog to vomit that frequently, I am pretty concerned.
I would consider some of the possible causes to be intestinal parasites, ingestion of a foreign object,
dietary indiscretion - if she got table food, etc that upset her belly,
or yes, sometimes we do see viral infections too.
Has Pip had her puppy vaccines already, including the distemper/parvo?
Good, we can basically rule out parvo then.
I would strongly recommend having her seen by your regular vet. I would start with a physical exam and some blood work. You should also bring a recent fecal sample so they can check it for some types of bacteria and intestinal parasites.
Even if we do not diagnose anything specific, they can begin supportive care.
She may need fluids and anti-vomit/anti-nausea medication.
Has she had any loose stool?
Ok, it would be a good idea to take her out on leash so you can watch her and check the character of her stool.
That might be something else that we need to address.
You can offer a bland diet of boiled white rice and chicken.
Make it 75% rice and 25% chicken.
This is very palatable but also very easily digested.
You can also add a pro-biotic to her food. These can be purchased over the counter at the local pharmacy.
I would add about 1/2 an adult dose to her food once daily.
I think that is a good start. I hope she feels better soon. I bet she's a little doll.
Poor girl. If at any point she seems excessively sleepy or difficult to rouse, you can rub some corn syrup or honey on her gums in case she is hypoglycemic.
That would perk her up.
Oh, she sounds like the perfect addition to the family :)
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