I adopted another chi, Precious, about 3 weeks ago...so now Ginger has a new buddy. Its been a long few days tho.....I'd really appreciate any advice/guidance!
Monday around 7 p.m., both chis started vomiting within 30 minutes of each other. This went on for a couple of hours...Ginger about 8 times and Precious maybe 5. It was basically undigested food (and a little poop in Ginger's...yuk!) Ginger hadn't eaten since about noon, Precious had eaten around 4.
I had taken them outside approx 1.5 hrs before the vomiting began, and seem to remember they were picking at something on the ground, but I couldn't see anything.
The next morning (Tues) they both had normal poops and no more vomiting, so I started them on boiled chicken and rice after giving them a 12 hr rest. Now they are active and are pretty much back to normal, except their poop! Precious had a very loose poop this a.m. and Ginger hadn't gone since Tues morning, until a few minutes ago, but it was pretty normal. I read here about pumpkin, so I gave them both a teaspoon this afternoon. How long should I keep them on the chicken/rice, and the pumpkin? Honestly I am making myself nuts stressing over it lol
Sorry this is so long, but just a little background....
Precious was on Purina at the shelter and transitioned well to Royal Canin here with no upsets. At first she ate it well, but began to turn her nose up at it, tho she would devour any treat offered to her. I think at her former home she must have been free fed...she only eats a little at time and starts searching for food every several hours. I cant free feed here, Ginger will eat anything thats left. Precious lost weight (from 6.1 down to 5.3) since she wasn't eating well, so last weekend I started adding in maybe a tablespoon of Cesar canned food with the Royal Canin and she loved it and ate it very well. I also added just a little to Ginger's bowl too just so their food would smell the same...they are both pretty nosy about what the other is eating.
Something else which is new.......both chi's have just started nibbling on poop out in the yard, not their own, but I think its dogs/cats which roam the neighborhood! I try and watch them like a hawk, but its so hard to see poop in the leaves, especially at night!
I would appreciate any guidance or insight on all of the above!! They love the chicken/rice and lick their bowls clean......but was not sure how long I should leave them on it? I dread the thoughts of another food change.
Here's a picture of them sunbathing a couple of weeks ago.