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We had a large family gathering at our house yesterday for Easter, and our 8-month-old basset hound, Jonesy, acted very out of character -- he was very skittish and nervous when large groups came around him, and he stayed mostly in the other room the entire day.

Then today we woke up and he vomited three times in a row. It was a white milky substance, and he's done it before in the mornings so that doesn't concern me too much, but the problem is that all day he has not wanted to eat any food, nor will he drink any water. I thought maybe he's still anxious from yesterday, but it's 6:30 pm and he is still acting strange...

He had a bowel movement this morning and I checked it out and it looked normal. He started scooting his butt in the grass after that so I thought maybe he was constipated, or one of the kids gave him some people food at the party yesterday. His stomach has also been making loud gurgling noises all day, and what's with the refusal to drink water?? I'm starting to get worried. Any advice??
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any time any og in the past we owned scootyed his butt on any surface it was a sign of worms. if he has not eaten or had a drink after 24hrs you need to go to the vet. Easter time = chocolate and its not good for dogs. get him checked to be safe. if it was your tummy you would go to the Doc straight away.
 

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Mine have scooted across the floor etc after a bowel movement many times and they didnt have worms. I do think it has a bit to do with constipation but I am not an expert on this.

Mine have also had the loud belly growling sounds like they are starving but yet they refuse to eat. That has always gone away after a day.

I just learned to take a few things in stride after a few panic attacks. :) My vet told me one important bit of advice that stuck with me. He said " when humans get up in the morning, we dont always feel good and our pets are the same. Sometimes they just dont feel good." That always stayed with me and I always remained calm when they were sick.

Give your baby a little time. If no improvement, I would go to the doctor.
 

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If his tummy is upset you can withold food for about 24 hrs then start him off on a bland diet of chicken and cooked rice. Maybe a half cup to start with as long as he eats it you can give a bit more at the next feeding.The next day if he hasn't thrown up start him back on his reg food. For water see if he will take an ice cube and eat it,if not, do not allow this to go on too long or he will dehydrate,see a Vet. The scooting is usually full anal glands. These may need expressed.Sometimes they return to normal without intervention,sometimes not. Your Vet can show you how to express these glands,be aware,the fluid that comes out is very smelly(even smelly is too mild of a word)they stink like heck.
 

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If you think he is pluged up you can use a warm cloth towipe his bottom but it really sounds like he ate something he should not have.
 

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Gurgling belly sounds usually meant our hound ate something she shouldn't have eaten. It's so agonizing waiting for the symtoms and the "something" to pass. Follow the advice in the previous posts (ice chips, chicken and rice diet) and please do not wait too long if things don't get better.

I've spent many nights listening to those belly sounds, watching my hound drag her belly across the floor because of something she ate:
Milk bottle cap
a quarter
chewed up popsicle stick, q-tip and candy wrappers

When walking her, I had to look ahead, keeping my eyes searching to find garbage before she did b/c if I didn't and she got it first..........she ate it!

I became the litter police around the neighborhood!

Hope your hound feels better soon!
 
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