Just wondering what the general guideline is for taking a sick puppy to the vet. Piper is a five month old lab-she threw up this morning before I went to work and I couldn't get her to drink or eat breakfast. I have had four kids and I know when they need to "ride it out" and when they need to go straight to the doctor. I don't have that puppy knowledge!! My oldest is going to run over to the house and check on her but I kinda wanted to know what you all experienced lab owners think...
for health questions it is always good to call the vet. sometimes they can give you advise over the phone.
I wouldn't go to the vet for one missed meal. But would monitor closely, see if things are coming out (i.e. pooping normally) and see if they eat in the evening or the next day. However, if a dog is lethargic or unable to rest comfortable I would probably go to the vet sooner. it's a combination of things. But if puppy is acting normal and things are coming out normally one missed meal is not a big deal per say. but again, hard to say without seeing the puppy.