zack is giving me lots of gray hairs lately.
yesterday he ran out to fetch a ball. He ran back inside with the ball, shaking his head, then dropped the ball and started rubbing his face with his paw. Then i saw his eye was half shut. He must've ran into a twig from a plant. Soon, pretty much immediately, he forgot about it and his eye looked normal. At first i thought i should put some Renew lubricant in it but since it looked fine, i didn't. It looked fine the rest of the day, but this morning when we got up, his eye was half closed and it's red around the edges and there is that third lid from the center kind of coming over, and the eye even looks like it goes off in another direction. He's pretty quiet. I'm worried. I called each of my 3 vets in order of preference. The first one is supposed to call me back. The second one didn't have an appointment til tomorrow morning, which i made, and the third one gave me an appointment for 3:30 today. I sure hope it will heal. The woman at the last vet mentioned it being an infection and giving him medication.
also he's having smelly gas yesterday and today. Yesterday afternoon, i found him chewing one of his toys but right next to the toy and his face was something else he had been chewing, i don't know what it is but it doesn't look good, it's dark shiny black, looks kind of like tar, smells like tar or some kind of heavy chemical smell, like rubber, but not really, and it had lots of teeth marks in it, and lots of crumbs of it on the ground. This seems to have happened about 4 feet away from me without my knowing it. I have no idea what that thing is or where it came from.
Last Friday night, i did the foolish thing of, instead of what i 've always done before, taking the trash right out, I thought i'd be taking it in just a minute so i left it in the bag by the front door. Then i noticed Zack was quiet and not around as usual, and i went to look and he'd torn a hole in the bag and eaten chicken bones. I couldn't tell how much, certainly ate plenty of chicken skin. so, i kept an eye on him after that but he haasn't shown any symptoms of the chicken bones, unless it's the gas and also, he has been a little constipated and never has been before. He goes every day, sometimes more than once, but the day after the chicken bone eating, i checked the stool to see if there was any blood or anything else in it and from the outside it looked typically soft so i was surprised when i tried to break it apart and it was hard, not dry but hard.
I've noticed his stools are not as big, although he's eating normally.
I will definitely talk to the vet about this today.