Hi there, I have a 4 - 1/2 year old Jack Russel who is normally very lively and playful and extremely greedy. For the past 3 daqs he has been very unwell - he doesn't want to eat and when he tries a bit he is very sick (a yellow bile). He is lethargic and I am not sure if he is drinking. He seems to be pooing OK and doesn't seem to be in pain but he is obviously very unhappy. We got him as an immunised puppy and he has never before been ill or had to go the the vets. I can't afford to take him to the vet unless this seems very urgent then of course I will. Just to add, I took him for a walk on friday and he rolled in something gross and i think may have eaten a dead thing.. he really stunk! I am not sure what parvo virus is but someone mentioned this as a possibility? If the answer is coming by email please [email protected] Thank you.
Wilf often does runny stools when we are out, but around the garden at home he does more "normal" stools. He did have a very small bout of diarrhea yesterday in the garden after a normal stool.
I have no way to weigh him here or take his temperature. I don't know if it is similar to humans regarding temperature - his ears are cool and his stomach doesn't feel particularly hot. He is a fairly solid little dog but has thinned a bit in the last 3 days - as he isn't eating.
His gums are pale pink - I don't think they are different to usual.
Thank you very much - I will get some zantac.
If he is still the same tomorrow I will take him to the vet first thing.