My Labrador x English Springer has had the squits for the last four days.
After the first day I made a point of getting some rice and corn flour added to my wife's shopping list.
I fed her the rice for the second and third day with a smidgen of corn flour which has helped in the past but this time it seemed to have no effect.
Last night it was particularly bad and as it is a 'House' dog you can imagine how bad it was, so I decided to take it to my local Vetinary.
After running her hands over her, taking it's temperature and listening to it's heart beat she said that there didn't seem to be anything wrong in that respect so it must be a stomach problem !
Then came the important question, did we have her insured ! to which the reply was yes.
The vet decided to give her an anti-biotic injection and gave me two days worth of anti-biotic tablets to follow up with and sold me two tins of 'special' dog meat/food which I was told to give her small portions of as from tomorrow to help settle her stomach and a further 'squirty gun' to give her a 5ml dose of the contents twice a day.
I was told to keep her rested and to bring her back after two days, another instalment perhaps !
I did think about getting some of the tablets we get for the treatment of Dheli belly when going abroad, Imodium ! I think, but decided that as it was my wife's pet that I'd better take her to the the Vet just in case.
The bill so far is £148. 91.
I'm thinking of taking the piggy bank off the top shelf in the kitchen, ready for my next visit as ,regardless of the insurance, I have to pay the Vet and claim the money back, oh and of course there is the small print in the insurance document relating to the £100.00 Excess !