When others post questions when their pups are ill, I usually know what I would do if it were my pup. However, here I am, Augie is sick and I wonder if it is an emergency that I need to be hauling him to the ER vet an hour away since this is a holiday weekend.....of course. It isn't so easy for me to see the thing to do when I am involved in the middle of the situation.
Yesterday, when DH brought him back in from his first potty of the day, he said 'Augie needs a butt bath'. He required two more butt baths that morning, one in the afternoon, and nothing again until his 10 p.m. outing before bed. That one was worrisome as there was blood in it, not huge amounts but enough to run down his hind end fur. He ate nothing during the day, but drink water a few times. Mostly laid on the couch. He did try to hump Finn in the evening, and he trotted outside for his potty breaks with his usual bouncy gait. He was more quiet during the night - he usually roams between couch, chair, his crate, but last night he was parked on the couch the whole night. His nose and foot pads not too warm so I don't think a fever. Had he had another bloody diarrhea episode last night, I was prepared to haul him to the ER vet. I had taken a bath and was ready to go!
This morning on his potty trip outside, he had diarrhea again down his fur, I did not see the red blood, although there could have been some in it. More mucus-like than before I think. He has had no accidents in the house where this has been like a diarrhea that couldn't wait. I am not seeing a deterioration is his behavior, but he isn't improving either.
He did have his Rabies vacc. on May 16. I have read where reactions can occur 2-3 weeks later and even up to 45 days later. He has been doing really well, full of energy and spunk. I hate seeing him down like this.