Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ozarks, USA
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Throwing up and gagging
Yesterday DH called me at work late in the afternoon and told me that Murray had thrown up several times. He said each time he gagged and hacked a bit, then threw up. He also said that every time he went out yesterday he was eating lots of grass.
He threw up a total of 4 times yesterday and the last time had a HUGE, long piece of a weed in it. After that he seemed ok other than occasionally batting at the side of his mouth with his paw. His nose remained cool & moist. Once it had been 3 hours since the last episode of vomiting I gave him some soft boiled rice and water. He ate well and drank and kept it down, but again did the batting at the side of his mouth.
I took a flashlight and had DH hold him so I could look over the inside of his mouth, but could not see any signs of anything amiss.
He woke me up in the middle of the night with a bit of a gacky cough. I took him out and he wanted to eat grass again, but I didn't let him. We came back in and he drank well, but still was coughing. I took him in the bathroom and steamed it up real heavy with a hot shower running and we sat in there for about 20 minutes. He fell asleep and I took him back to bed.
This morning he ate ok, but again did some of the hacking and brought up a bit of mucusy fluid with a bit of grass in it.
He has played and seems fine other wise.
I'd take him to the vet today, but our roads are a sheet of ice and I'm afraid to try and get out unless it's an emergency. I talked to a friend and she mentioned him maybe having worms, but he is on Interceptor. He did have worms when I first got him and the vet had us treat him with Pyrantel and said all we needed to do after that was keep him on the Interceptor. I still have the bottle of Pyrantel, should I maybe go ahead and give him a dose of it?
Murray & his mama, Sally~