On Christmas Day my two and a half year old Corgi dog “Titan” got into the trash and we were not sure what exactly he had eaten. He’s gotten into the trash before, however, it has been over a year and a half and he has done very well for a long time about being unsupervised. He’s good to the point that we can set down a plate of food on the floor and leave the room and he knows not to touch it, so we’re unsure what was so alluring in the trash can that he had to get into it, but he did.
We didn’t think too much of it at the time, as we’ve had dogs get in the trash before and usually they may get a little bit of an upset stomach but that’s about it. When we woke up this morning we found out that he had gotten sick, which wasn’t unexpected. We let him outside to go to the bathroom and he walked around like he had to poop but he didn’t; he urinated and then came back inside. He’s the type of Corgi that he will eat all of his dog food, however much you put in the bowl, so we have to only give him how much he should have at any given time, usually a cup in the morning and a cup in the evening. This morning he didn’t touch his food at all, when normally he would gobble it down as quickly as he could and he also wasn’t drinking any water.
We let him go back outside again and he got sick and then he finally went poop and when we looked, it was red which had us extremely concerned so we tried contacting our normal veterinary office, which is closed due to the 14+ inches of snow we’ve received since 3 AM last night. The only veterinary office that was open and within a driving distance was the Indianapolis Veterinary Emergency Center or IVEC. We called and discussed it with them and they said we should bring him in to have him checked out, so we made the drive out to them. Continue reading