Hey all, pardon my absence, been quite busy round these parts.
I need some advice from any and all (yes I did say all lol the more the merrier) that are willing to contribute.
Be warned this is kind of long...
So this all started yesterday after we woke up, 8am, took her out to pee, no poops, back inside, set her food out, she played w/a toy for a minute or two, tried to rip some of the little nubs out of the carpet runner, had a few mouthfuls of food. Then comes the whining, pacing,... as well as a... you know how when you cry pretty hard and inhaling is kind of like hiccuping?? She was doing THAT. Off and on. Hard and soft (the whole morning). And then she got RIGHT UNDER ME, and throws it all back up. None of it chewed, whole kibble, whole piece of her cookie (for peeing quickly outside) and a bunch of frothy whitish/yellowish... stuff... ? , that's around 8:20 or 8:30.
She sniffs it, walks off and continues licking the whole kitchen floor. The whole dang floor!! She wouldn't even take her tongue off the ground when I told her to LOOK, she'd look while licking the floor.
Then the wall, the door, and then she indicated that she had to potty so we leashed up to go into the yard and as soon as we stepped out the door she barfed right in the doorway (all thickish frothy stuff, around 9 or so), then we walked on and she commenced with the floor licking. Licked all the concrete, licked all the dirt off the concrete, then into the rest of the yard and sat there licking at the dirt. Just licking dirt. Then back inside, she threw up the dirt and some of the dead grass she had just licked up from outside (so this time it was brownish w/pieces of dead grass mixed in, on the kitchen floor, about 10:20). Had some water and back outside she licked MORE dirt and dead grass and threw THAT up on the concrete. (darker this time since she went straight for the dirt, and this around 10:55.) She went and dug up one of the few remaining grass chunks by the door and ate some of the grass, and then most of the dirt from the bottom that she yanked up from the ground.
Then she runs off playing and darting around, grabbed her tennis ball and ran off as if all is well and lovely?!?!
So at this point I'm panicking and reading up online just wtf is wrong with Mia. Read about Pepto, grass, blockage, chicken&rice, beef&rice, fasting, water, you name it. So I called a vet here and the lady told me (prefaced by a legal disclaimer) that it's "severe vomiting" and if it persists or does not improve w/in four hours to come on down, that they have a 2 oclock. (I called at the last vomiting episode)
She also said that it's not like an emergency and that I definitely did not need to rush Mia to the ER or anything because she's up to date on vac's, gum colors good (press and color returns quickly), not dehydrated (did the back skin thing), drinking water, was not lethargic, was not shaking drooling or otherwise indicating she was poisoned, and she did not have the runs. Fine.
Then around 11:00am or so after I hung up with the vet lady, Mia had a solid, regular looking poop. Even indicated that she had to go out. So we did, and I let her frantically drag me around to find the perfect spot (for both of us because I wanted to see it!) so she could go...
So we did some fasting. (I had taken the food away after the first vomit.) She slept. Then up with the licking around 2:00pm and she was generally happy. Wandered around. Played with her toys. Drank water.
So I offered her some food at 5:00pm (felt horrible, poor girl hadn't eaten since day before dinner) she ate about half to three quarters of her 1 cup (minus that lil bit that she had eaten earlier) that I put down. Drank some water. And was generally merry. My mother came into the house and Mia greeted her like she usually does (like a total nut, jumping like a kangaroo, whining, barking, weaving between her feet, etc.) as if nothing had ever gone wrong, when I was in tears wondering if my puppy is at deaths door. Wtf.
So she kept her food down, I offered a bit more at 8:00pm which she declined. Still kept the food down. Drank water as usual. I had to go off and do a few things at 9:00pm and she merrily laid down on the carpet and entertained herself while I was gone.
So I come home with my sister at 11:00pm from the airport and Mia greets her like a nut as well. Like I was TOTALLY dead to her. YAAAY SIS IS BACK GET AWAY MOM! Sister ended up sitting on the floor w/Mia, still with her shoulder bag on, while Mia licked and bounced and snorted happily and brought each toy she could find over to my sisters lap to share.
So she only ate once (and a half if you count what she threwup in the morning), threw up four times, and pooped once, and ate not quite a whole cup of food for the day.
So here I am now, waken up by a whining Mia at 3:15am.
Ordinarily she sits inside her crate while I reach in and put her leash on, and she will "follow me" out the bedroom, through the kitchen and into the yard to go do her business.
Well she started with the crying-type-hiccup-type-noise so I didn't even put the leash on and had her get out told her GO GO GO MIA OUTSIDE!! (with a helpful pat on the rump to help her get going lol) And she ran out the bedroom, through the kitchen, all the while doing the crying hiccup noise thing, and sat (very quickly I might add) at the back door for leashing. We went outside. She's licking the concrete. Doing the hiccup thing. Licking the dirt. Went pee (3:20am) and runs back inside to lick the whole kitchen floor...
I had bought some Pepto last night on the way to the airport just in case. So... she had some water. And I offered her a teaspoon of the pepto. (bout 3:30, 3:40am) She made THE most hilarious face at it, yet she continued to lick the whole spoon dry. Continued licking up the floor, everywhere... pacing, whining, and then she drank off the whole bowl of water (way to go me, forgot to pick it up!), but since she stood there stomping her feet I figured she needed it so I refilled it, and then again. So she drank two and a half small bowls of water.
She continued licking everywhere, floor, door, wall, my leg, my sweatpants... hacking here and there.
And then she ran into the corner and threw up the most glorious vomit I have ever heard. 4:30am. Like something from out of a movie even, HUUURRRL...all that water, and the teaspoon of Pepto, all over her CoolBed and all over the cabinet, mixed in with a bit of dirt, and a tiny bit of froth.
She continued wandering, licking the floor.
Had some water at 4:40. Then she had to go potty so we went outside and she's frantically darting around again... peed again... and then darts off (yes I am on the other side of the leash trying not to get yanked around) and she poops out a regular looking, firm piece of poop (although a small portion, which I guess is expected since she didn't eat much). (I went back outside w/a flashlight to make sure)
Then my mother woke up for work and Mia greeted her like a nut..with the kangaroo jumping, weaving through the feet, etc.
And the lies down on the floor like nothing happened... no more pacing, no more of the hiccup breathing, no more whining, nothing.
So I'm a bit perplexed here, and I wonder if anyone can give me any advice or ... something...
She kept her food down yesterday after the bout of vomiting.
And now that she's pooped she's fine and sleeping again?!?!
I don't know what to do or think or expect or what to... anything?!
I do have pictures of each of her vomits from yesterday if anyone wants to see them lol as well as a video of her doing that hiccupy-type-crying-inhalation-heave-thing?!
I didn't take a picture of the vomit that she laid out a few hrs ago, too watery and the cover of the CoolBed prettymuch absorbed it all since it was mostly water and the pepto and some random dirt and grass. I didn't notice the grass/dirt til I moved the CoolBed actually. And it's past 6am and I only got into bed about an hour and a half before she woke me up so I'm a tad on the tired side.
Anyway thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any suggestions, comments, orrrr any questions, etc.