So one week into having our precious Mr. Smudge, I took him out on the town and let him roam around on the public sidewalk. He was having a great time, meeting a few people here and there and exploring safe and non-busy areas. We were only out for an hour, and as soon as we got home he had a bad case of diarrhea. I feel like a horrible person b/c I watched him the whole time and I truly don't know what happened to get him so sick.
I started to worry after he kept going runny poop time after time until it was bed time. Then the next day (yesterday) he pooped out little squirts of diarrhea all day. I was a wreck. We decided to stop feeding him for a few meals to see if it would pass through his system. He has been drinking water the whole time and has appeared just as active and happy as ever.. until this morning.
I woke up to puddles of watery poop with blood in it. I FREAKED out inside, but remained calm on the outside. I called the Emergency Number of the local 24/hr Pet Hospital in our area. (Of course it's Labor Day, so our vet is closed). They recommended that we put him on a rice and chicken diet for a few days and to see what happens after that. They said the blood that I described does not seem serious, rather just some spotting from his bowels and system being tired from the constant diarrhea. I ran to the grocery store and made my baby his get well soon meal. He LOVED it, devoured it, and I fed him a little bit more 4 hours later and he was soo happy and excited to see that I was giving him more. He looks happy and is very playful... doing his normal routine of nipping, running around, and rolling around on his belly. His bowel movements are less watery and look healthier.. no more blood. Thank God!
I just hope my baby is better soon... my plans are shot for the holiday and I am just so glad I was off today to be able to take care of him. I have never in my life talked and thought about poop so much... I just can't wait to see him poop normal.. it will be the highlight of my week!
Please pray for Mr. Smudge as he recovers.