first off, 8 week old standard poodle puppy.
She was set to be "culled by breeder , who I happened to met at vet. reason for cull was stated to me to be that she is the wrong color.thin, (not emaciated)
Eating So fast she vomits it up. even small amounts fed over the day. Vet says she is healthy. He did the usual blood, stool and look-over. no worms, etc. Vets verdict is healthy .The breeder(and I call her that with distaste) had chosen to separate her from the litter a few days prior to going to the vet to "see if nature would take it's course" I.E. she was starving her.
My new gal, who is my first standard, is so different from my toys and could use some advice.
She is eating chicken soup puppy food as per advice from the vet and Nutro large breed puppy kibble. small amounts 5-6 times a day. she knows (at least I believe so) that We saved her. she is very clean , 90% housebroken, very good puppy. and I am thrilled .I have always wanted a standard.
By the way... she is a phantom. which I now understand is not a color the AKC recognizes.(and for that reason alone she would have died.) Am I doing something wrong food wise or is the vomit a reaction to having been starved that will work itself out? or, should we take her to a nutritionist vet (is there such a thing?)
Thank you.
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Am I doing something wrong food wise or is the vomit a reaction to having been starved that will work itself out?

Is the vomited food digested to any degree?

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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first off, 8 week old standard poodle puppy. She was set to be "culled by breeder , who I happened ... or, should we take her to a nutritionist vet (is there such a thing?) Thank you. Jerry's blocked don't bother.

Something less obvious and not so easily diagnosed on casual examination could be megasophagus.
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Something less obvious and not so easily diagnosed on casual examination could be megasophagus.

Yes. That was the thought behind my previous question.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Something less obvious and not so easily diagnosed on casual examination could be megasophagus.

Yes. That was the thought behind my previous question.

Oh man.
Yeah, me three, unfortunately.
I'm hoping for horses, not zebras here...
Kathleen
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Am I doing something wrong food wise or is the vomit a reaction to having been starved that will work itself out? or, should we take her to a nutritionist vet (is there such a thing?)

It might be megaesophagus, as others have suggested.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/megaesophagus.html

It also could be various other things.
If I were you, I'd contact your vet again and mention the word megaesophagus to him/her. It's usually diagnosed radiographically, and that may be something you'll want to have done - ASAP.

I'd also try to feed her in an upright position (more or less), and see if that helps any.
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Oh man. Yeah, me three, unfortunately. I'm hoping for horses, not zebras here...

This is turning into a chorus.
To the OP: You should get the pup back to the vet, and find out if it is possible that the pup has Megaesophagus. I believe that it is diagnosed through the use of X-rays (Barium swallow is sometimes necessary, although not always recommended since the pup might aspirate). In the meantime, try feeding liquid or semi-solid foods, and feed the dog standing up. Essentially, the pup should eat off a high surface like a table, standing on it's hind legs, and should stay in that position for 15 or 20 minutes after eating.
Good luck. Like Kathleen, hoping for horses here.

Suja
Good news !
Per your wonderful advice we went to the vet, who was somewhat concerned and did do x-rays.Wow. She had several small but sharp pieces of plastic in her tummy. I chose to have them removed, and she has seemed to be recovering quite fast..The vet has also suggested that in 6-8 months when I have her spayed she may need a tummy tuck of some sort? because standard poodles bloat easily? Anyone familiar with this?
She is now eating yogurt and lamb mush(wow those magic bullet things they sell late night on TV are great)
I don't want to have another surgery unless necessary...opinions of such educated dog people greatly appreciated.You guy know your stuff. I'm so excited at having a big dog. I really want to do right by her. I can see us doing agility, obedience,and animal therapy. BTW, what Can I do with a standard poodle w/o papers?
Good news ! Per your wonderful advice we went to the vet, who was somewhat concerned and did do x-rays.Wow. ... of plastic in her tummy. I chose to have them removed, and she has seemed to be recovering quite fast..

That's good news! I wouldn't be surprised that the poor pup was picking up and eating anything she could find, since she was being starved by the breeder. Hopefully, she'll make a speedy recovery.
The vet has also suggested that in 6-8 months when I have her spayed she may need a tummy tuck of some sort? because standard poodles bloat easily? Anyone familiar with this?

I think what you are referring to is a "stomach tack." They literally tack the stomach to the abdominal wall. It will not stop bloat, but it can keep a dog's stomach from twisting, which is a concern in some breeds.
She is now eating yogurt and lamb mush(wow those magic bullet things they sell late night on TV are great) I don't want to have another surgery unless necessary...opinions of such educated dog people greatly appreciated.You guy know your stuff.

When it gets closer to time to have her spayed, I'd have a good talk with your vet on the pros and cons of having her stomach tacked at the same time. I'm sure there are draw-backs, but it may well be that the pros far outweigh them.
I'm so excited at having a big dog. I really want to do right by her.

I'm sure you will!
I can see us doing agility, obedience,and animal therapy. BTW, what Can I do with a standard poodle w/o papers?

Just about anything you can do with one that has papers, with the exception of conformation showing. Diane Blackman has an excellent website chock-a-block with things you can do with your dog:

http://www.dogplay.com/index.html

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