I've got a 6.5 mo old male out of slider x fen female. About 3 weeks ago he started acting very lathargic and not like himself. Two weeks ago he started drueling uncontrollably which I thought was pain. Took him straight to the vet,
Been in and out for two weeks now.
- Initially they thought it was a concussion (he smacked his head pretty good on my boat and had a healthy bump on top of his head).
- Thought parasite, they did a stool sample.
- Thought it was a partial blockage....did a barium study....turned up nothing.
-CDC (blood screen) came back normal...no raised white count or anything.
- I noticed that he started to "Hack" a little. Not like kennel cough (I've had that), but like his throat was irritated. They hypothesis he irritated his throat severly. Put him on Omeprazole (Prilosec), a nausea med, and prescription GI tract canned food.
He seems a little better, but I just don't think we've diagnosed this correctly. The vet is a good friend, he's open to anything, and is stumped himself.
I have a pigeon coop and the dogs are always trying to cleanup what the pigeons knock through the coop floor...the ground under became overrun with magets. I came home to a pile of vomit with dead magets in it in the kennel. I moved the coop and threw out cat litter over the area to get rid of them. His thought is he ate some cat litter and it's got him all screwed up.
Anybody have any ideas?