Well, it’s another lovely day in the Puget Sound! (I say that with all the sarcasm I can muster. These days that get incrementally darker as the morning wears on really test my resolve to keep a positive attitude!)
Rio’s still feeling sluggish today. Her stomach continues to growl and grumble despite the Cerenia and metronidazole. She ate breakfast, but very slowly and didn’t finish (which started a minor incident between the Monkeydogs). I got her some frozen bison soft dog food, since she doesn’t seem to want to eat her kibble. She picks the meat out and spits the kibble on the floor. She’s also spitting out her meds, which hasn’t been an issue before. So I pushed the meds into the bison blobs, and problem solved!
So I got a call from Rio’s regular vet, and the urine test is in. She’s definitely got something growing, but it will take a few more days of culturing to figure out exactly what (she thinks probably e. coli, but we’ll wait and see). In the meantime, we need to get her on antibiotics, and hopefully that will take care of some of her symptoms. If it is e. coli, that would explain the tummy troubles, too. I wonder if it was the low temperature cooking of her food (although it seemed thoroughly cooked)… or maybe eating the compost… or her propensity for eating poo…
Regardless, I’m off to the pharmacy…..