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Vomiting and diarrhea
He not eating not drinking

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Vomiting and diarrhea in a 2-month-old puppy, accompanied by a lack of appetite and refusal to drink, can be indicative of several underlying issues. These symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors, including infectious diseases like parvovirus, intestinal parasites, dietary indiscretion (eating something they shouldn't have), or even stress. The scabbing on the chest could be related to a skin infection, an allergic reaction, or even an external parasite issue, such as fleas or mites, which can sometimes lead to secondary infections due to scratching.

Given the age of your puppy and the symptoms described, it's crucial to ensure that dehydration does not occur, as puppies can dehydrate quickly. Offer small amounts of water frequently, and if she's not drinking on her own, you can try giving an electrolyte solution suitable for dogs to help maintain hydration. However, do not force water if she is vomiting excessively, as this can make the problem worse.

For the skin issue on the chest, gently clean the area with a mild antiseptic and keep it dry. Preventing the puppy from scratching or licking the area is important to avoid further irritation or infection. An Elizabethan cone can be useful in preventing self-trauma.

In terms of diet, once vomiting has subsided, you can offer a bland diet consisting of boiled chicken and rice in small, frequent meals. This can help settle the stomach and provide some nutrition without overloading the digestive system.

It's important to monitor for additional symptoms that could indicate a more serious condition or the need for immediate veterinary attention. These include but are not limited to:

- Continued vomiting or diarrhea, especially if there is blood present.
- Signs of pain or discomfort, such as whining, restlessness, or a hunched posture.
- Severe lethargy or unresponsiveness.
- A bloated or unusually hard abdomen.
- Difficulty breathing or changes in gum color to pale or blue.

If any of these additional symptoms occur, it would be necessary to seek veterinary care immediately as they can be signs of life-threatening conditions.

Maintaining a clean environment, ensuring all vaccinations are up to date when she's healthy enough, and regular deworming are also key in preventing some causes of vomiting and diarrhea.

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