All is well at our house, thanksgiving was a success!! Cleo had a wonderful, but not last night.....
I noticed after the day had ended that she was licking/smacking her lips alot. She never got sick, but acted like she was going to. All I gave her was a bit of turkey and her kibble for dinner (no gravy, no skin on the turkey). However, I had a ton of family over, and they may have been sneaking her treats.....even when I told them not to.
So yesterday morning she had a nice pile of morning bile for me to clean up. I took her outside, she did her business, all was normal in that dept. and she played when she came back in before breakfast. I gave her normal meal portion and she kept it down. My husband was home yesterday until noon, and said she did not get sick while he was here....
Well when I got home from work, it was like reliving a puppy experience....she had puked a few times (yellow bile) in her kennel, and she had laid in it.....so she got a bath, took her out to potty, again all was normal in the stool dept. I came back in and gave her a tiny amount of food. She only kept that down for an hour. Right back outside we went. She puked 3 more times withing two hours. She stopped the rest of the evening. I fasted her to this morning, and gave her a tiny biscuit (Natural Balance LID treat). She has kept that down so far, and it's been about an hour.
So did she get too many people treats on thanksgiving? She has never been this sick, EVER.
The funny thing last night, she had energy, was super hungry (even after she puked it all back up), she had energy, was playing, but if she got to twirling, back out in the yeard we went. I think she was a combo of nauseous and upset tummy. She would be sick, and then would frap around the yard.....she again is hyper and her normal self this morning.
I made sure to check on her throughout the night, so I didn't get much sleep, let alone anything done last night since we were out in the yard for a majority of it.
If she does not keep this biscuit down...should I fast her until dinner time and try again? Or is a vet visit recommended.
Hope you all had a great thanksgiving!!
Could someone have given her something with a piece of bone in it, maybe? Or something else that might have gotten stuck on the way down? If she doesn't improve, I'd take her to the vet...if nothing else for your own piece of mind.
Onions or raisens? They aren't good for dogs. maybe too rich and she's just not used to it. If her tummy rested all night I would try half her am food and see how she does and then the other half in a couple hours. I would have her checked out or at least call the vet if she's not better. Hope she's feeling better soon!
She kept her biscuit down, and a small amount of water and a tiny bit of her food too (had no problem eating it, she was hungry). She seems a little tired from yesterday but still enjoyed her walk and played with her ball. I know that she did not get any bones, I would have been screaming at people if they were thinking about it. She was in her kennel at dinner time, so that was not a possibility. The meat was basted in butter...probably too rich. No raisins or onions either. The only thing she could have been given was some summer sasuage....which was probably the culprit. She seems to be doing fine. I told myself if she was not better by the end of this weekend, I will take her to the vet Monday.
Mine love summer sausage:) Maybe it was just a bit too much...
Maybe also the excitement of visitors? You might feed her plain steamed rice and some cooked chicken (no oil or seasonings - I poach mine in water) for a couple days until she feels better.
Yep, I have one who sometimes vomits if there are too many visitors. He finds visitors very exciting, but too much of a good thing makes him sick, just like some little kids.
That works like a charm every time for my boys for stomach issues; except I use Gerber's chicken baby food.
Agree with Geri. Would try a bland diet (no kibble) divided in 3 meals for two or three days. If it keeps up in spite of that, have her checked out.
Mine was sick after Thanksgiving also but, she was barfing up her kibble not just bile. She seemed fine other wise no runny poo which is what usually happens with too rich food. We had a ton of people so who knows what she was feed and how much:( she threw up after every meal for the last couple days ( after Thanksgiving) but today so far she has been fine so I am relieved:) I think I will make an announcement before dinner next time, please don't feed the bears oh I mean corgi :)
Haha! Sounds like I wasn't the only one.
Cleo has kept food down since Saturday morning, and stools remain normal. However, I was noticing that she was kinda out of it....tired I guess from Friday's fun. She never really perked up at all since...she didn't want to play or go on a walk, all she wanted to do is sleep. On Monday night she was snoring and sounded congested. Tuesday morning and this morning she would cough...and it sounded phlegmy after drinking water. Here it is Wednesday and I decided to take her to the vet since she was still 'not herself'. The diagnosis---she has aspiration pneumonia from being sick, confirmed with X-Rays and blood panel.
I had to unfortunately go to two vets to get the diagnosis confirmed as the first vet I went to wanted to charge $400 just the the blood work and x-rays...not including the visit or the meds....so we went to Cleo's main vet, and got their opinion, and the grand total was less that $300 for everything.....sheesh! There goes Christmas. At least she will start feeling better. She is on Baytril twice daily for 2 weeks. Happy to know what was causing her to be out of sorts. No more turkey for Thanksgiving!! She will be crated from now on when people come over for dinner.