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Has Abby eaten anything out of the ordinary over the past 24 hours?
Not that I know of.
Sorry about the delay, I didn't realize I logged in under my husbands email.
No new kibble or treats or tablescraps?
any vomiting or diarrhea?
No worries on the delay :-)
No new food. No vomiting or diarrhea. We live in the woods, so she could have, possibly, found something to eat there.
Is she acting fine otherwise?
She is very lethargic. She has no interest in food, and she is food motivated.
Is she drinking any water?
Yes, but not much.
Can you check the color of her gums for me?
They are pink
Ok that is good.
Many times when you hear loud gurgling noises from the stomach, they are indicative of either hunger, increased motility (with diarrhea), or digestive upset.
She does not have any symptoms yet, so certainly her stomach may be sore.
I would continue to monitor her overnight, allow her small amounts of water.
I would not allow her to eat anything for 12-24 hours.
If she should start with diarrhea, the less food she has in her, the sooner the diarrhea will stop and her stomach feel better.
Make sure she is drinking though to keep hydrated.
If she bounces back to normal tomorrow morning, then likely she may have had some gas or a colicky stomach
How long should I wait before I go to the Vet Office?
Her vitals seem fine. She has no real symptoms. First I would monitor her. Should she break with diarrhea or vomiting, I would pull her food and allow her only water. If the diarrhea should persist past 48 hours, I would recommend having her seen or if her condition should get worse.
Thank You so much! I think I can sleep now. I am loving the "on line vet", although I hope I don't have to contact you again.
I think Abby will be just fine, she certainly may break with diarrhea tomorrow, hopefully not!
You are most welcome!
Best wishes that Abby feels better soon! Hopefully not!