So some of you may know, but Doppler got sick about 2 days after we moved. I'm looking for advice and suggestions, speculation, and whatever else you want to chime in-just support, because this is ridiculous and I am exhausted. he's seeing a vet tomorrow and I have made a call already for an e-vet.
It started with me letting him in after a walk. He drank a TON of water (not more than would be normal for his size just lots for his size) and started running around like mad and jumping on tables and things. He puked once, which I noticed later, kept running. I asked for an off from a table (which we haven't taught but I asked nicely and he did jump off)-and he got off immediately and puked. The puke was water with one soggy kibble piece. I figured, nothing to worry about-he was running super hard and jerked himself around, and that's not unreasonable.
Fast forward about 30 minutes after I've put him in his crate. He starts shaking and looking more lethargic than usual. He has a liquid poop in his crate-abnormal for him; although he's not house trained, he hasn't been pooing in his crate before now. It is LATE, past midnight, so I call the e-vet and ask if its better to bring him in or let him rest and monitor. I was sure I was going to bring him in-but in the off chance rest was better (esp with all the stress, he isn't CC'd to vets) it was worth a call. The e-vet has me check his gums (normal) and asked more questions, then said he was better off being monitored and resting. I switched him to a boiled chicken/rice/apple (for fiber) diet the next morning as per her suggestion.
Long story for the rest of the week short: after about 3 days he started almost forming stools..and then it declined quickly and he started tripling his accidents in his crate (more frequent, less volume). On day 4 there was some noticeable weight loss-day 5 and 6 its obvious. Today is day 6, he will be seeing a vet tomorrow when they open. He's acting fairly normal - sleeping a bit more than usual (but he's also been VERY stressed so he's been awake more than usual, too) and his eyes are bright. He's still running around on walks. He's ALWAYS a cuddler, but he's being extra cuddly so I know he's still feeling bleh.
I've been VERY careful on walks since we're downtown-he picked up a napkin once and RG'd but I had treats and managed to take it back. Vince took him out another time and he ate a napkin. Other than that, he hasn't been overly interested in stray poops (for a dog, other than a sniff and move on) and hasn't picked up anything to my knowledge. I got him in November, just at the end of our flea/tick/heartworm med season-I'm guessing he wasn't medicated though, based on other things from the previous owner.
I was originally hoping to bring him to the vet after the move for his hind (detached) dew claws, microchip and a teeth cleaning and checkup at a vet I trust rather than a random vet (the one I had Koda see during the summer was unimpressive). He was recently vaccinated and neutered and I will be searching through the packing stuff to find the form.
I'm thinking of using training pads in his crate since he's obviously sick and having so many accidents that my hands are rubbed raw. Good or bad? He was originally trained on them but when he started graduating to outside they took them away and he never really transitioned and got used to peeing and pooping on the floor.
Any ideas? I'm taking the apple back out of his diet-obvious fiber is not helping. He's still drinking but not a ton.