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He is vomiting, 8 weeks puppy called simba, No, Simba, No

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He is vomiting
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: 8 weeks puppy called simba
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the puppy eat anything unusual?
Customer: No
JA: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the puppy's name?
Customer: Simba
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Simba?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi my 8 week puppy has been wheezing all night trying to vomit... he had his change of food yesterday when we brought him home for first time. We are worried as his wheezing won’t stop
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It’s a small dog breed
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,you are through to Dr Linda
I'm sorry your question was not answered more promptly
How is Simba now?
Roughly how many times has he vomited?
Will he eat food if you offer it?
Are his gums pink and wet?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dr Linda,
He has been trying whole night to vomit but vomited in total 2 times.
Yes he is very enthusiastic to eat his food.
No his gums seems to be normal.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for this.
Is he still wheezing / trying to vomit?
Is his breathing calm, settled and less than 30 breaths a minute?
Has he eaten this morning and kept it down?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he is still wheezing.
Yes his breathing is calm.
Yes he has eaten wet food in morning. He ate at 6am and yeah he has kept it down till now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is very hungry all the time. He goes and licks his bowl
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 1 year ago.
Puppies have a very high calorie requirement and need feeding at least 4 times a day, so do double check on his puppy food pack that he is getting enough each day. If he is, he is likely just a food lover!The wheezing is a concern if it started when vomiting as it may be that some food has gone down his windpipe. This can cause a type of pneumonia. Of course, its reassuring he seems otherwise well but we do need to keep a close eye on this.
I would want to ensure his breathing rate stays under 30 minutes at rest, he is able to exercise and play without getting breathless, he does not develop a cough or runny nose and the wheezing improves quickly.
If not, it is best to have him examined as he may well need some antibiotics.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, how is Simba doing now?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, this is just Dr Linda checking in for the final time as this question remains open. Can I be of any further assistance?