Ask Dr Claire

I have an 11 week old Labrador puppy. Last night she was vomiting through the night, & this morning she is very lethargic and tired. Should I be concerned?

When puppies get sick regardless of the cause, they can go downhill easily. Vomiting and lethargy are certainly indicators of sickness.

We call it fading puppy syndrome and they become progressively dehydrated, get low blood sugar and become cold. Your puppy is still young and needs supportive care and treatment.

A hands-on examination from your local vet as soon as possible would be a great place to start. Better to be safe than sorry with pups.

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Dr Claire