Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Sick Puppy on Our Hands
Really needing some advice. Yesterday, Nino got sick. It started with diarrhea outside and grew from that. He spit up (no actual vomit, just regurgitated food) and then had a bad bout of diarrhea, which dirtied our sofa, our rug, his blanket, one of his beds, and one of his crates. It was everywhere. However, after that, things seemed to be ok. He was still having incredibly runny stool, but he was asking to go out every time he had to go and it wasn't as frequent.
Well, this morning I was woken up an hour or two before he would usually wake someone up crying quite loudly. I got up, and his crate pad, which was under a dirty towel, was covered in poop. I let him outside, and he pooped about 4 times, crying as he did so for the latter 2. He also regurgitated again twice...the fact that he still has something in his stomach floors me.
Poor guy is now in a wire crate on nothing but a cheap dish towel with a hole in it. He will probably stay their all day with a few trios inside. I am trying my best to keep him hydrated, and initially offered him some pumpkin, though I'm now just letting him fast a bit because he wouldn't eat it and it no longer seems like a job for pumpkin. We are trying to get him into the vet, but we have no clue how long that could take, and I really don't want to bring him to an emergency clinic if I can avoid it. He doesn't seem to be feeling any discomfort whatsoever (still wants to play, sleeping alright, etc) and he tried to eat some kibble we had out for Mario. I'm thinking he just got into something. Is there anything we can do while waiting for a vet appointment to help him out?