For many pet parents, there’s nothing more relaxing than lying down for a much-needed nap with our snuggly pups. But when Amanda’s furry bedmate developed a severe case of doggy diarrhea while she was in dreamland, the afternoon was anything but enjoyable.
In fact, most of the following fiasco could have been avoided if only she had been sleeping with her mouth closed.
Nap Gone Wrong
Amanda had laid down for her usual afternoon nap with her grand-dog Belle when the unthinkable occurred. While she was snoozing, the tiny chihuahua experienced an epic case of doggie diarrhea.
“I was having my afternoon nap with Belle like I always do when I suddenly felt something squirt in my mouth. It was disgusting, and I was hurling violently for hours after, I just couldn’t get the taste out of my mouth,” said Amanda.
Some of Belle’s poop made its way into Amanda’s mouth. How? Because she happened to be sleeping with her mouth open. While it would have been gross enough waking up to a super smelly mess, winding up with some in her mouth took it to a whole different level.
Not only did she still have to clean up Belle and the bedroom, but she had to face the fact that she had accidentally ingested some of the sick pup’s poop.
A Visit To The Vet
After she was finally able to compose herself, Amanda scooped up the sick dog and whisked her off to see her vet. There, sweet Belle was diagnosed with a stomach bug and sent home with a standard set of antibiotics.
But not long after they returned, Amanda started to experience some tummy trouble herself. She had been directly exposed and needed to get herself checked out.
A Trip To The Hospital
Due to the severity of her symptoms, Amanda soon found herself in rough shape. Belle passed her gastrointestinal infection on to Amanda via her poop, and as a result, she needed to stay in the hospital for three days.
“They sent an ambulance, and I was so dehydrated from being sick and having diarrhea that my kidneys had shriveled to half their size,” explained Amanda.
Amanda was given IV fluids with electrolytes and glucose to rehydrate her.
When she was finally released from the hospital, it was a first for doctors to document that her infection had been caused by “a dog defecating in her mouth.”
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