So my husband and I are in the Czech Republic until Sunday…. we have a pet sitter staying at the house with Tayda and Lenny. She is excellent and taking great care of them.
In the last 2 days, both Tayda and Lenny have vomited up their food 3 or 4 times and now they are acting lethargic and not eating much. They are eating, but not their usual amount. Tayda seems to be getting back to normal... she is usually a picky eater but it seems like she at least has an interest in food again. Lenny on the other hand, who is normally a voracious eater, is probably eating a quarter of his normal daily food intake, and not very enthusiastically at that. They have both peed and pooped since this all started, though Lenny has not peed or pooped in the last day. I will say that it is cold and rainy at home right now so even when they are in perfect health, he will hold it for days. So its hard to tell if he's holding it because of the weather, or not going because he is sick. He has not vomited up any of the food he's eaten in the last day.
My first concern was an intestinal obstruction. We have been through that before with Lenny. However, he is eating and drinking and not vomiting.... so is that a good sign that that is not the case?
The only unusual thing that has happened is that apparently they were outside a few days ago and found something really smelly and pasty to roll around in... likely some small animal feces. Our yard is completely fenced in so it must have been something that could climb over... possibly a squirrel or skunk or something like that. Since I wasnt there I dont know for sure, but I suppose its possible that they injested some of it?
They have both been vaccinated for DHPP but not for Lepto.
Any ideas? We will be home on Sunday but if a trip to the vet is warranted for this I suppose Id prefer the pet sitter to take them today, friday, rather than wait until we get home on Sunday. Weekend visits to the vet always mean going to the emergency vet which is crazy expensive.
any ideas would be appreciated?