He is a lab mix, four years old, normally very healthy. I took him to the vet because he was vomiting, having bad diarrea (sp) and not eating (though still drinking). And then I found one of his floppy ears was slightly swollen (the floppy part).
They said they have no idea what the diarrea/vomiting is about and just wanted to put him on anti-vomiting and anti-diarrea meds. They also said that he has an ear hematoma (very minor at this point) and that it is in no way connected to the other issue and they want to do a procedure for it that costs almost $1,000. They have no idea what causes it and there is no other way to solve them, even though they could barely tell it was there and I found it so early it is not even hurting him at all yet. They put him on antibiotics too.
Can anyone help shed some light on these issues for me? We went camping a week ago (I told them this) but nothing happened, he was on advantage, I haven't found any ticks on him or anything). I did catch him a couple days back eating a peice of cat poop out of the litter box (yuck!) but he has done that once or twice before in the past and suffered no ill effects. Everything else has been normal. Today though he's more listless and not wanting to drink water, but hasn't thrown up at all since yesterday afternoon.
I woud appreciate any information or help you can give me. Thanks!