Mon, Mar 25, 2024

Tagg has been trembling lethargic and slight diarrhea today I looked through the house for anything poisonous and didn’t find anything. I looked in the back yard and I found some mushrooms and a rusted iron skillet with water in it that he could have drank

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Tagg's symptoms of trembling, lethargy, and slight diarrhea could be indicative of several conditions, including ingestion of a toxic substance, gastrointestinal upset, or an infectious disease. Given the presence of mushrooms and a rusted iron skillet with water in the backyard, it's possible that Tagg may have ingested something harmful. Some mushrooms are toxic to dogs and can cause serious symptoms, including tremors and gastrointestinal distress. Additionally, standing water, especially if it has been in contact with rusted metal, can harbor bacteria or other pathogens that could lead to illness.

In this situation, it's important to remove Tagg from the area with the mushrooms and the skillet to prevent further exposure. Ensure that he has access to fresh, clean water to help flush out any potential toxins. If Tagg's diarrhea is mild and he is still willing to eat, you can offer a bland diet, such as boiled chicken and rice, which can help soothe his gastrointestinal tract.

Keep a close watch on Tagg for any changes in his condition. If he continues to tremble or becomes more lethargic, or if his diarrhea worsens or persists, these are signs that he may need more immediate medical attention. Additionally, if he begins to vomit, shows signs of abdominal pain such as whining or restlessness, or if you notice any changes in his gum color (pale or blue gums), these are also indications that he should be seen by a professional as soon as possible.

Given Tagg's history of seizures, it's also important to monitor for any signs of neurological distress, such as disorientation, difficulty walking, or seizures. If any of these symptoms occur, it would be necessary to seek immediate veterinary care.

In the meantime, try to keep Tagg in a quiet, comfortable environment to help him rest and recover. Stress can exacerbate symptoms, so a calm atmosphere is beneficial. If Tagg is on any flea and tick preventatives or other medications, continue to administer them as prescribed unless they are suspected to be the cause of his symptoms.

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