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8 week old puppy sick

My 8 week old Golden Retriever puppy just woke me up at midnight by throwing up her entire stomach contents, and yellow bile as well as having  diarrhea. None of the food looked well digested and there was a stone in her vomit as well as a piece of raw meat the size of a human thumb she must have swallowed whole. She is asleep now (1 hour later) but I'm still concerned. Is this likely to be something she ate or a more serious issue?
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If she is doing well/better now I'd just be careful about what I feed, something limited in quantity and bland  - be sure she has water.

The contents that have not been in the stomach long may look unchewed, in fact they were. Kibble is often swallowed whole, and meat just gulped.

Do you know the origins of all the items you identified?  The stone and raw meat should not be there, watch her to be sure she doesn't have access to such items.

If her condition doesn't improve in hours, a call to the vet would be my action plan.
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I agree keep a close eye on her and make sure she continues to improve. Puppies get into everything and its hard but we must watch them all the time. The times you can't watch her well maybe put her in a play pen or a room in your home. You just don't want your puppy to eat something that could be life threatening or poisonous. I've got a 14 week old pup now that has been keeping me on my toes for a few months now.
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If she ate a rock, that would be enough to make her vomit.  

And I take it the meat wasnt something you gave her?  That's kind of disturbing. There's no way of telling whether that piece of meat had anything to do with the vomiting or not, but it could have.  In any case, you don't want ever her to have access to food that you didn't give her.

I agree with the others about watching her closely to make sure she's over whatever this was.  Hopefully, she will be fine.  Feed small amounts of easy to digest food -- no fats -- until you're confident she's back to normal.  If she's not well within a day or two, I would take her to the vet.
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As everyone has said, I'd watch her closely.  The fact that she vomited up a stone is worrisome.  It could be that it was the sole reason for the vomiting, but it could also mean that there are more stones in there, or a large stone that is causing a blockage.  If she is still vomiting in the morning I would take her in for an x-ray to make sure there's nothing in there that's blocking up the works.  You're going to have to be super vigilant from here on in to make sure she doesn't eat any more rocks, as for some reason, some dogs just LOVE to eat them and it causes all kinds of problems and necessitates surgery to remove them.  Walk your yard or her run carefully a couple of times a day to make sure that there are no rocks or stones where she can get to them, and watch her like a hawk when you have her out walking as she can grab one up before you ever see her do it.  Rock eating and rock carrying also play havoc with the teeth, so it's definitely something you want to nip in the bud and avoid a repeat of.

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