|Barked: Thu May 24, '12 6:33pm PST |
|Yesterday night Mulder was acting strange at agility class, having a hard time going to the bathroom, when I noticed that the cyst (sebaceous) on the base of his tail had erupted... it was oozing and bloody, so I wiped him down, called it a night and headed home. Once back he immediately started to diarrhea... and continued on for the rest of last night, getting up every two hours to go. At some point in the night he also threw up, and after I'd gotten up with him to take him out again he threw up a second time. I phoned the vet and got him the earliest appointment I could. I didn't give him a morning meal, but he was drinking normally and didn't seem to be in any distress.
When I took him in they did a fecal, fully drained the cyst, and gave him a shot to stop the vomiting (not sure what this was?) and sent him home with 500mgs of metronidazole/flagyl to take every 12 hours for 5 days. The fecal came back normal.
Unfortunately I had to leave right after that to work, and didn't really have a chance to monitor him for long after giving the pill (which he took at aprox. 2pm, maybe 2-ish hours after receiving the shot).
Now tonight he seems very melancholy and is not wanting to eat. He eats raw, so my plan was to just give him a couple of turkey necks so the bone would keep his stools firm. He has NEVER refused to eat raw, and yet will not touch the necks. Desperate, I gave him some of Ridley's ground beef (its a grind made specifically for pets, not a grocery grind), which he did eat some of. However, I was afraid straight meat without any fiber would not help the diarrhea issue, so I boiled him some oatmeal to go along with it.... which he also wouldn't touch. I finally sat down in the kitchen and spoon fed him some, which he did take given that way, but didn't finish and Ridley got the rest of it.
Do you think this could just be stress from not feeling good? I know its normal to not really have an apatite when you feel bad, but Mulder NEVER refuses food. Could any of the medication be making him not want to eat?
|my posts | my page | msg me | my family's posts | gift me | become pals|| [notify]|