Sunday, 21 February 2016

Mochi vomited 2 days ago and now feeling much better. Now 20 weeks and 6.8 lbs.

Update for Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2016

We had to visit the vet again :(  Mochi was still vomiting yellow foam in the mornings, even after having food before bed.  She did not vomit on the one day I woke up at 5am to feed her biscuits. When I woke up at 6am, she vomited.  She should be able to have an empty stomach for more than 5 hours without vomiting!

Mochi had a blood-test and x-rays, both were normal.  Mochi was given Drontal Plus (a dewormer) and prescribed Famotidine (Pepcid) to reduce stomach acid and Cerenia (again).

Mochi's did not sleep the first night after the vet visit.  She was so active that day, so we can not imagine how and why she could not sleep as she normally does.  She had Femotidine and Cerenia around 10pm and Drontal Plus earlier that afternoon.  The drugs shouldn't cause insomnia.  Mochi was so alert, wide awake in her crate, eye's wide open and looking around all night.

Moch was sleeping as usual the next night.  We stopped the Cerenia.  Mochi hasn't vomited so far.

Wow, I just found other posts about dogs that have had a reaction to Drontal Plus.  Hyperactivity and hyper-alertness!  Link to their posts are here and here and here.

Update for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Mochi has been eating her Fromm kibble once again, but she has been vomiting in the morning, on an empty stomach for the last two days.  Looks like yellow foam, which I'm told is bile.  It could be due to stomach inactivity over night leading to gastric reflux.  We are going to try feeding a small amount of kibble before she sleeps and will try to feed her earlier in the morning.  So far, she has a good appetite and good energy levels.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Mochi vomited 3 times last Friday and the last two were within the span of an hour.  So we decided to take her to the vet immediately.  Mochi was still full of energy, but dehydrated.  The vet gave her "Subcutaneous Fluid", the term for injecting fluids under the skin to be absorbed slowly into the blood and body.  They also injected Cerenia and provided Cerenia tablets for us to give the next day to prevent further vomiting.  Mochi hasn't vomited since, but has not been eating much.  We don't have a reason for the vomiting, but we are assuming it was something she may have eaten on a walk. Fortunately, she's okay, otherwise, the next steps would be x-rays and blood tests.  The vet did mention pancreatitis.

She seems to have suddently stopped liking her Fromm kibble since getting sick.  She eats it only when she's very hungry.  We are trying to resist giving her the good Stella Meal Mixer's and Turkey treats and try to get her back on the kibble.  Let's hope she goes back to normal.  Could she be associating her vomiting to her kibble???  That's a possibility, but she still eats it, just very little.

Mochi has also completed her puppy socialization class.  Looks like we are on our own to find more puppies for her to play with.  

I added new videos on Mochi's YouTube Channel here.


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