Monday, August 3, 2009
Piglet unfortunately has fallen sick, on Thursday night she did not want her dinner. Over night she pooped blood, literally, everywhere. Friday morning i took her into the clinic to have a veterinarian look at her. Parvo virus was not a main concern, because she is fully vaccinated and an adult. (Parvo virus is a deadly contractible disease that has similar symptoms). A coprology was done, and no parasites were found in the sample. She was sent home with an intestinal antibiotic Metronidazole to give twice daily and Rantidine, with a Gastro Intestinal Diet (Medical Gastro Formula). Saturday morning i woke up, yet again to what looked like a murder scene. There was blood everywhere, and droops of blood in between puddles of blood/stool. Thankfully since Saturday she has been doing a lot better, and does not have diarrhea anymore. I am not sure what caused the episode of stomach upset, i am assuming she has eaten something funny. Not to mention she has taken a habit of eating mushrooms from my lawn. Although i had them analyzed to be no-toxic, i am sure toxic or not it didn't help her stomach. With the weather this year, my lawn has become peppered with mushrooms, which now i have to pluck by the hundreds daily to avoid Piglet eating them.