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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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I have a springer spaniel puppy she’s about 12 weeks old

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Hey I have a springer spaniel puppy she’s about 12 weeks old
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the puppy?
Customer: For some reason the last few days she’s been throwing up and having diarrhoea
Assistant: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the puppy eat anything unusual?
Customer: We thought maybe it could be because of cheese
Assistant: What is the spaniel's name?
Customer: as we gave her a little bit of cheddar as a treat as I know that’s normally okay for dogs bella
Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the puppy?
Customer: but we haven’t given her cheese the last 2/3 days so now I don’t know the reason
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

What does the vomit and diarrhea look like?

Can she keep water down?

Are her gums (or inner eyelids) pink, yellow, or white/pale? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Is there any chance of anything harmful having been eaten (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human medications/drugs, etc)?