Thursday, July 14, 2011

He's seriously preparing me for an infant..

You can probably guess what today's post is about.   Yes.  Gibson is sick.  Again.
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I don't know what to do.  I don't know what is causing it.  At the first sight of runny poops I switched him to a bland diet and cut off any treats.  He seemed to be doing better yesterday (a solid-ish poop! yay!), but then the runny poops AND vomiting went on ALL last night.  Now, he is just looking pathetic :(   Calling the vet when they open.   Blerg :(

11 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh poor Gibson. Prayers from Texas. You are such a good mom.

Anonymous said...

I would say sounds like a doggy virus. Check with the vet...if you haven't already.

dglvr3 said...

Oh... I hope Gibson is better fast! And you are so right..the description of his sickness sounds just like what you'll be describing with your new addition (your 2nd addition). (sooner or later) Our furkids prepare us for "mommyhood"! Let us know!

Aparna E. said...

Eeps! I hope he gets better soon! That can't be stress-free wondering what's wrong with the pup <3 Sending good thoughts and hugs to both of you! Let us know what you find out!

That corgi :) said...

Poor you and Gibson, Kelly. Koda had his share of those problems so I know what you are going through. I know the vet a long time ago when they first started said dogs carry their stress in their stomach (she said cats carry their stress in their lungs). I wonder if he has some type of a colitis that is going to need a maintenance type of pill regimen.

let us know what the vet says.

betty

Ashley said...

I say give feeding raw a try. It usually helps with these kinds of problems cuz our pups develop allergies to the dry food (or ingredients therein) that we feed them. It has done wonders for our girl! She's got a beautiful coat, sheds less, and her teeth and breath are amazing! I don't mind getting kisses on the face anymore. ;-]

Laurie said...

Oh no :( I hope he is feeling better soon!

Jessica said...

If you bring Gibson to the vet, they may give Gibson an injection of Cerenia (helps with the nausea), subcutaneous fluids depending on how dehydrated he is, and then send him home. When dogs start vomiting and having diarrhea it's actually a good idea to pull food and water for 12 hours (this gives their belly a rest), then if there's no vomiting or diarrhea (V/D) after 12 hours give water, then if there is still no V/D for 12 hours, then start giving tiny amounts of a bland diet. This is the protocol at the vet clinic where I work, and it usually works. If it is still a problem after trying this, then I would definitely bring him in. Hopefully Gibson will be back to his old cheerful self soon!

Jules(: said...

Poor Gibbers! :/ I'm prayin'

Sarah said...

this happened a lot with my labradors. They always recovered! Dogs are just susceptible to such bugs

Karen and Bailey said...

oh one omre thing, i would check to make sure you dont have any poisionous plants in your yard? perhaps he couldve gotten into that.... or weird liquids laying around... or maybe call the kibble company and ask them if theyve changed anything in the food, etc.

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