Being Sick

Look away now if you’re eating.

It’s not the first time Zeke has been sick, but yesterday morning I was on a Teams call when he vomited on the kitchen floor next to me. It had been a while since he’d eaten breakfast, so I wondered if he’d picked something up in the garden.

I skipped his lunch, he’s still on three meals a day. Also skipped his afternoon walk, although it’s been so nice to get back to a walking routine again after the hot weather we’ve had.

Later on I gave Zeke blended plain cooked chicken and rice, Clearly too soon, as he presented it back to me when we went to bed.

He’s drinking water, he seems himself otherwise, and still wants to play although I’m making sure he rests. I’m going to give it a little longer, and try once more with the chicken and rice. If he’s sick again, we’re off to the Vet for a check over.

All my dogs have been sick at some point. Sometimes it’s because they’ve bolted some illegal food (that was Truly who reached something from someone else’s kitchen counter), they’ve had a bug, eaten cat poo (that was Jake and particularly disgusting to clear up. I was almost sick myself). Or they’ve had an underlying illness.

I’m obviously not a Vet, and if he’s sick again I’ll be straight on the phone to book him into the Vet’s. But I probably caused him to be sick the second time, his tummy was still irritated and I gave him food too soon. Feel so guilty about rushing him.

Bless him though, he stood right next to me and looked at me with his big brown eyes. I rubbed his back and told him it was okay. We then walked around the garden together, so I could make sure he didn’t also eat some grass, which wouldn’t help.

If you want to know more on managing sickness, I found a section on the PDSA website for you to read.

Until next time

Jen

 

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