|Barked: Sun Jul 7, '13 11:45am PST |
|You need to be very, very careful if you try to wait to visit the vet. Dogs dehydrate quickly, and the smaller the dog the faster they go downhill. I would not recommend waiting to speak to a vet, especially if you are also seeing diarrhea. Most likely the pink tinge is minor bleeding from irritation, but it's possible your dog has Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis, a deadly condition where a dog dehydrates as it's GI tract bleeds. If this is the case, you have about 12 hours from onset of symptoms (not from now!) before shock sets in and the dog dies.
As far as water goes, you must start very slowly, or she's just going to keep throwing up. When my dogs are vomiting, I pick up their water, wait 30min to an hour past the last vomit, then offer the water. I literally count 5 tongue laps and take the bowl away again for 15 min. If that stays down for the 15 min, I offer water again and this time count 10 laps. As long as they do not vomit again, I offer water 10 laps of water every 15 min until they are no longer interested in drinking. Then I just leave the water down, and let them resume regulating on their own, since my dogs are good about regulating their own water intake.
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