This past weekend, my dog had bloody diarrhea. Took him to the vet, and it was determined that he ate something from my recycle bin (foil or plastic perhaps) that was cutting him up and blocking progress (tested for parvo and it came back negative). He is on the mend now. The bounce is back in his step and no more bloody stool. But, now he's doing something strange and I'm having trouble interpreting it. When I give him his bowl of food, he's obviously interested and hungry. Then he sticks his nose in the bowl, sniffs, and then rubs his nose along side the outside edge of the bowl and floor. He repeats this several times and then just walks away from the food. I figured at first he was associating his old food with his diarrhea, so I switched to a wet food. He gobbled it down the first night, but since then, he does the same thing. Sniffs it, wipes his nose, again and again, and then walks away. He will eat treats, so it's not a question of a lack of appetite. Something else is going on. Anyone ever see a dog do this, and if so, possible reasons why? Thanks! :) I also tried to give him rice, which he has had before and loved. He did the same thing. Could it be the bowl itself? Thanks for the trolling comment, Rusty. Feel better now? **** He is pooping, but not as much as normal because he's not really eating much. He will eat food from my hand, but won't touch his usual dog food no matter what. Thanks for all the suggestions so far (minus the troll). I appreciate it :)
I would have this dog rechecked - and have them check his upper Gi tract and mouth as well. It sounds like there is still something wrong. If they send you home again, and say he's fine, get a second opinion, preferably at a large animal hospital.