|Barked: Sun Dec 9, '07 12:52pm PST |
|Mr. Puggles seems to be feeling under the weather - he's been laying around all weekend, not a big fan of being outside. Wants to curl up on the blankey with us.
This morning he went outside and looked as though he was straining to poop and did so several times before he started kicking/scratching the grass (a sign that he is finished). I didn't see if anything came out because it was still dark out and it didn't really occur to me that there was an issue.
Today, he seemed uncomfortable, as if his stomach was hurting. He is eating, but hesitantly. I have to convince him to eat, today I had to put plain yogurt in his food to stimulate him.
I took him for a walk to get him to poop and he did so, with a little strain as if he was constipated. He did not have a regular bowel movement - his stool was mucus filled, gelatin covered, with what appears to be blood mixed in. I saved it in a bag in case I need to show it to a vet.
The emergency vet here is not clean, I won't take my dogs there. The last time I took a dog there, it died a week later. So I am waiting it out until tomorrow when I can call our vet.
I have read online all over and all the symptoms match up to either colitis or a parasitic infection.
I should also add that he does have a pewter/copper-like aroma as if his anal glands need expression as well. Could this be the problem?
After he pooped, he started playing again as if nothing was wrong. It's really weird... any advice?
Edited by author Sun Dec 9, '07 12:55pm PST
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