To back up... yesterday when we woke up he did something strange and instead of going to be let out to pee first thing, he walked over to his water bowl and drank almost the entire thing. He then went to pee, came back and sat by the door with his ears down and refused to eat his breakfast. Definitely not normal coming from my little chow hound. I tried not to stress over it and took him on his morning walk as usual. We got to the end of our block and he threw up and then laid down on the grass with his head down :( I felt bad, so I took him home, carrying him half the way...
When we got back, I made myself a smoothie and decided to try adding some plain yogurt to his food to stimulate his appetite. Well, it worked! Woohoo, maybe he just needed to puke and he feels better now? I went to work, posted my blog (and did real work too of course ;) ) then came home hoping to see my normal happy puppy. He seemed somewhat better.. He had his "I'm super happy and cute!" look on his face and was a little frisky when my husband got home. He was not in the mood to walk though, hmm..maybe he was just tired?
So, I went back to work, not really worrying about it.. Came home, and took Gibson for a walk. Well, this was a struggle.. He would not go the long way, so we took a short cut. We got back to the house and I tried to feed him. He refused again. *Sigh*
I tried playing with him and we played our modified fetch/chase game that he loves and he seemed great! Later though, I took him for our night walk (yeah, we walk a lot), and we got to the other side of the street and he (sorry, TMI) had some loose poop and then looked at me really sadly and laid down again... So, I carried him home and then ran off to the store to buy some emergency canned pumpkin...
When I got back I immediately opened the can and scooped out a spoonful of the pumpkin to give to Gibson. He turned his nose away and then finally licked at it a few times. He usually gobbles this stuff up :(
I gave up trying to feed him at this point and decided to just sit with him and cuddle him to try and make him feel better. So, I'm laying on the floor with him, watching Gossip Girl, when he gets up and walks over to me looking miserable and then he threw up all over our hardwood floor (I moved the rugs away). (OK TMI alert again) There was a lot of "stuff" in the puke, which made me hopeful that maybe it was that stuff that was making his tummy feel bad. After I cleaned it up and told him it was ok, he went and laid down by my husband.
He woke up an hour or so later and came and sat by me and looked horrible again. I picked him up and took him outside (he was shaking in my arms) and he (TMI once again) had diarrhea all over the yard. Poor guy :( After that, we called it a night (he slept through it thank goodness).
This morning, he refused to eat again, but did not get sick.. I made him some boiled rice & ground hamburger just so he could get something in his stomach. If this continues through today, I am calling the vet.. I cannot handle it when my little guy is sick :(
I've been trying to figure out why he feels bad..The only reason I can think of is that while we were at the car show, I was eating an italian beef sandwich and a big hunk of beef fell off and he slurped it up before i could grab it.. Doesn't seem like that big of a deal, but maybe all the grease really did him in? *Sigh* I don't know, I just want him better :(