Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Limit exercise or keep the same?
I was just wondering what everyone else does when it comes to their pets exercise and illness.
Stark was VERY sick the other night, I was really worried about him but it seemed to only last 24hours or so. He had loose stool (water poop), restless, panting and wanting to go out every 1-1.5hours (very unusual) and just looked and acted sick.
I limited his exercise to just a walk around our apartment building. I let him go at his own pace, let him stop and sniff, then continued on our way. It usually takes us about 5-8 minutes, but the other day it took 15-20 minutes. I didn't want him to over do it.
Today he is READY TO GO, I can tell he is feeling better and ready for some major exercise and a good run, but I am still limiting his play and exercise.
I didn't bring him to the park today, just incase what he has can be passed to other dogs (like a virus or something) and I didn't want him running and jumping and wrestling too much.
The vet said he is fine and he does seem fine now, but I am still leery to let him go back to his normal play/exercise. He ate a pigs head (I feed RAW) and I think it was either too much or the tissue/brains just didn't agree with him. I still have him on a bland diet for another day or two so I will see how he is then.
Anyone else limit exercise when their dog shows signs of being ill?
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