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Hi there. My name is***** will do my best to help with your question.Animals can certainly wake up from a fright and act threatened until they realise that there is no threat. Although no one can say for sure that animals have dreams, I don't believe there is any reason why they wouldn't. Therefore I think a bad dream is quite a plausible theory. If this happened every single day I would investigate further.
Is she still behaving abnormally now?
Okay sure. Do you remember if the vet told you if the steroid they gave was a long acting one or a short acting one? Any signs of the original lung issues, difficulty breathing?Has she been able to go to the toilet normally?
The rubbing of her bottom may indicate some irritation around that area, either originating from inflammation of the rectum/anus, intestinal worms or full anal glands. It may be worth having her examined to determine the cause. If she hasn't been up to date with deworming treatment, then it would be worth doing that also.Blood in faeces ranges from very obvious to no visible at all, depending on how much there is and where in the gastrointestinal tract the blood came from. The more high up (towards the stomach) the more digested the blood becomes and harder to see. Usually you would notice some other signs of abdominal discomfort such as hunching, vomiting, inappetance or diarrhoea if there is a problem.
With the steroid, some animals will have some altered mood and behaviour. This doesn't happen commonly, but I have seen aggression in some pets that have started a course of steroids, that has then resolved when the steroids are ceased.
Yes, I think worth being seen but not an emergency issue.
I think sometime this week would be fine. If signs get worse for some reason, obviously it would be better to get her in sooner.
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