Originally Posted by susan davis
I think I'd get some Nutri-Cal just in case. I don't know what to tell you. I went through this with Zarita, and it turned out she has reflux. She is now almost 7 yrs old, and eats when she feels like it. We offer the food 3-4 x a day, and finally she eats it. Sometimes breakfast gets eaten at 5 pm. Occasionally 10 pm! I used to rush her to the vets 'cause her stomach would be rumbling, but after many visits and prescribing pepcid I decided she could wait 24 hours to see the vet!
What does the vet say?
I took her in last time something like this happened and unfortunately I didn't get great advice - the vet said she was just fussy and to keep offering the same food until she ate it. Edie did eat, after three days, but then she starved herself for the next three days and repeated. She got thin enough that I could see her ribs, it was really scary. It got better when I switched to mainly feeding ZP, but now it's bad again.
The routine you described with Zarita sounds a lot like Edie's pattern these last few days. Obviously I know advice here is no substitute for a vet, but do you think it might be reflux rather than teething? Her tummy has been making some crazy noises today. I heard that it's okay to give dogs antacids - any experience with that?
(On a side note, it's getting pretty hilarious just how many quirks, neuroses and problems Edie has either that me or my partner also has. She really does take after her "parents"...)