Join Date: Jul 2011
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I went out of town last Sunday and left Maccabee with my fiance. He called a day or two later and told me Maccabee had diarrhea. I told him to feed Maccabee only boiled chicken and rice, and to mix in a teaspoon of pumpkin. He fed him the hickey and rice, but added a dash of pumpkin pie spice instead of the canned pumpkin. When he old me, I made it Lear that he should give him canned pumpkin, not the spices, so after he first meal, Maccabee got chicken, rice and pumpkin for several days. His poop firmed up a bit, so he started giving him his regular food. The diarrhea returned.
I got home yesterday. Maccabee has diarrhea but is happily running around and playing. This afternoon, he had a bright orange poop (very loose), which I attributed to the pumpkin. But a few minutes ago he had orange diarrhea full of mucus and what looked like a few bright red blood droplets.
I spoke with our vet this morning (before the orange, possibly bloody poops) and he thought he could wait until Monday to be seen. Since the last poop, I'm not sure. He wolfed down a bowl of chicken, rice and pumpkin a few minutes before the scary poop. He is drinking plenty.
I left a message with Pam and Tom King, and if thy are around I'm sure they will call back soon.
Do you thinki should watch him or take him to the ER?
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