So, hear I thought we had Kodi's tummy problems under control, and the girls have never had any. Guess where WE were this morning. Yup. At the vet. Poor Panda had pretty nasty diarrhea last night, all mucous-y and bloody, and then this morning, a blow-out where she managed to not only coat her butt, but get it on her ears and caked into her back. So two baths in under 12 hours. She was drinking well, but she clearly didn't feel well.
Fortunately, my vet does have Sat. hours, and even though they didn't have any openings in their schedule, they took her in as an emergency. They thought she was pretty cute lying on the table for belly rubs, but I know my puppy, and that is NOT normal behavior for Miss Busy Pants. She just lay quietly on the table the whole time we were there. Although she was not dehydrated, and hadn't vomitted, she clearly felt nauseated too. She kept salivating, licking her lips and burping... Things she never does.
So, they gave her a Cerenia injection for the nausea, and sent me home with Cerenia tablets for the next few days. Plus she's supposed to be on Pepcid twice a day, super probiotics (Fast Balance GI paste) and on a bland diet of ground turkey (93% lean) and sweet potato for a few days. (Of course the other two went NUTS when they smelled me cooking for Panda, so they all had turkey and sweet potato for supper!
She had a closer to normal (but still softer than it should be) poop tonight, so hopefully we're going in the right direction. I left a stool sample, so when they get the results of that, if it's anything that NEEDS ABX, we'll start her on them. But I like that as long as the animal isn't in pain, and doesn't have obvious signs of infection (she has no fever) my vet doesn't jump on ABX.
I still don't think she feels well, because she is just lying around on the kitchen floor, when she's usually out of control WILD at this time of night. The only positive thing is that it's made her forget about sex... She would have mated with the mail box for the two previous days!
This photo is of her on the exam table in the vet's office. Normally, she'd have been either exploring or trying to jump off to explore the floor! Poor baby!