Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A NEW AND IMPROVED ANNIE
It's amazing but Annie is like a different dog today. She seems never to have had an upset stomach at all. I'm totally relieved.
We treated her condition with a 24 hour fast and small amounts of water. After 24 hours had passed, I gave her a small meal of pureed food (about half the size of a regular meal) consisting of boiled chicken, barley and steamed carrots. She ate that and was satisfied.
Annie was eagerly anticipating her breakfast this morning which was more of the same from the evening before but a regular sized meal this time around. She ate breakfast without a problem. Artie gave her a treat this afternoon which she happily devoured then made herself comfortable on my recliner. As I write, she is still there blissfully enjoying her new status as sole furry occupant of that particular piece of furniture.
Thankfully, this current episode of illness had a quick resolution. Annie is her wonderful self again and I can go back to enjoying her, watching for the possum and trying to figure out what to do about the stray cats.