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Old 01-07-2013, 03:26 PM
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It has been since christmas eve that my dog has been sick. She had some poo with blood in it just one night. We took her to the vets they did blood work , x-rays, checked her teeth, her stool.

Everything came back normal and healthy. We have no idea what is going on with her but she will not touch any food at all. The vet gave her a nutritional supplement but there is no food she will touch. She is 4 years old and has always ate human food not dog food. She is not eating anything doesnt even smell the food just has no appetite at all. She is not even interested in eating her treats.

It is impossible that she is nibbling at anything because she is with us all day, she is not eating anything around the house or outside. The vets even said her x-rays showed an empty stomache.

The vet also gave her a shot to boost her appetite that night she had a couple bites of meat but nothing else and not enough. She used to always want to eat and now we cant get her to eat anything at all. I have tried literally EVERYTHING.


Does anybody have any suggestions on what to do?! Pls help
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:40 PM
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This sounds pretty serious, I think you might want to get a second opinion, is she at least drinking? if not she will become dehydrated very quickly.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:46 PM
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She has been to two different vets and they both say the same thing. They arent sure what is going on with her she is healthy but they think its possible it may be depression.

We are always home with her and nothing has changed. If we try putting food close to her mouth she is growling at us now which she has never done. I tried to rub honey on her gums and she tried to bite me. But i know its not her teeth bothering her because last night she was chewing on her chew stick but not for long a minute max.

She is still drinking water.
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Ok well if it was my dog, as long as she is staying hydrated and still chewing on things, has no blockage confirmed by xray and is not having any other symptoms Id leave a bowl of her food down, or whatever it is she likes and just watch her, dogs can go several days without eating, many people are not aware of that.. At this point she may be picking up on your stress and that could be further upsetting her (the growling)
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I would leave food down too, and some Puppy Milk with melted raw honey mixed into it. I read that humans can live for a month or two off of honey and milk, so I got that for when our Micha was sick and it was easy to tell that she felt immediatly better.
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Just my 2 cents worth, i would still get another opinion especialy the fact that you state she had blood in her poo, B12 will perk up the appetite, also if the dog is chewing on chewies take those away as she might be preciving those as a filler up, you can also try peanutbutter on your finger or a spoon or even a dish, peanutbutter is alittle more tempting than honey and will help keep there strenght up.. Is the dog afraid/or not like the dish the food is in? Try switching that up. Theres a reason why shes not eating, you just need to get to the root of the problem, have you given her plenty of time between trying to get her to eat? Try waitting with no food or treats around for few hrs then soak some dry kibble in water till it puffs up, drain the water from it, fry up some hamberger/drain grease, then add the burger to the wet kibble mix lightly and leave it down for her, dont force it on her and dont try hand feeding, just simply place it close by her in a quiet place and walk away. Is her feeding area in a place of high traffic or where people walk by alot? That might be upsetting her. She also might be eating in the middle of the night when your not watching her, some dogs dont like people watching or standing over them while they eat.
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Has she been tested for Lyme disease? I had a cockapoo that didn't want anyone near him and didn't have much appetite. He had Lyme, but after meds he was fine! Just a thought.

Also, what about a holistic vet? Sometimes they approach things in a different manner.

I would definitely try the honey and milk.

Hope she gets better soon!
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Another day has gone by that she will not touch food.

My dog has slept in my bed with me for almost 5 years, she is not eating anything during the night when nobody is watching her because she doesnt have access to the food in the middle of the night.

She is not eating any treats, she is not taking from my hand, she wont eat if i chew up the food for her, she wont eat with it in her bowl. I have literally tried everything. She is starving herself to death now. It is not the food dish because we cleaned everything but new stuff down we have been trying to hand feed her usually when we eat dinner she begs for food and she goes crazy to get some from us and she is not doing that she wont even eat that.


She does not eat dog food nor ever has. I am taking her to visit a different vet tonight with all her results for another opinion. I am worried her organs will shut down from not eating.
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