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after vienna's hypo -attack i give her every few hours food injected in her mouth because she's not eating.
but what do i do now stop giving the injections and fear for a hypo-attack until she starts eating???

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I'm sorry your fur baby isn't feeling well :cry:

I had that problem with my toy poodle...what I did was mix a little chicken baby food with his kibble...not a lot, just a bit...and then slowly reduced the amount of baby food until he was eating straight kibble again....and of course as always feed small meals 3 times a day...

Hope she feels better :tongue5:
 

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Is there a treat she really really likes(or have you had her long enough to know yet?). When Marcus is going through one of his "I refuse to eat today" phases I give him chicken jerky or a greenie or a couple of treats that he loves. Luckily with him these don't last more than a couple of days and he starts eating again. Also keep honey or molasses around in case she has another attack.
 

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she 's not sick now , she's feeling fine. she had one attack 2 days after i got her....(10 days ago ) a very bad one .....
the problem is she doesn't like anything :shock: and if she eats something ....she will only eat it once and then never again ....pfff :?
if she's hungry ( and i mean only if she's really hungry) she will eat the injections very easily ( 3 to 5 full ones at a time) but i mixed vitamin paste with glucosewater and eukanuba puppy ...it's like a puree..i can't continue giving it to her like that .
i know they will eat eventually , but i'm scared if i wait to long she has hypo again.....

i'm really at my wits end :?

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you could try boiling her some chicken and chopping it small when it's cool, most dogs love chicken even if they are extremely picky. I try to keep some in the freezer that I just take out and warm up for when Marcus is at his worst about food. I also save the water the chicken boiled in and pour some over his dry food when he's going through these phases, sometimes that works. My first chi would eat so having one that isn't a good eater has been frustrating, LOL.
 

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yeah tell me about it !!
paris was tiny too,but she ate very well ...and cosmo was already a big boy :wink:
this is really frustrating....

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How many pounds and how old is Vienna? Unless she has a liver disorder or hyperinsulinemia, she should be able to go half the day without a risk of hypoglycemia as long as she is eating regularly, or small bits throughout the day.

Have you tried feeding her the "puree" in a bowl instead of through the syringe? I have a feeling that is the syringe feedings she may be holding out for (spoiled little girl) and she's not on a routine feeding schedule. I think you may find that getting her used to routine feeding again now that she is well will give you peace of mind, and be better for both of you.

Feed her a normal food meal in the morning, if she refuses, don't worry. Feed her at noon, if she refuses, coax her with different foods, but DON'T hand feed or syringe feed her. If she refuses everything you give her, give her some karo syrup and a syringe feed a little, then put the rest of the syringe meal in a bowl and see if she takes it. Feed her at night, if she refuses, give her the puree again in the bowl.

Wow this is going to take some patience huh? It's going to be very worth it because your dog's independance is priceless and will create a situation where there is very little to worry about, and you will KNOW when your dog is "out of routine" and when there is a problem.

Good luck! -Nate
 

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wjhen chiwi was going through this, i stopped changing foods to find one that "she liked" i figure it's what i give her or nothing, i picked royal canin and that was it no more, she chose nothing so i syringe fed her for awhile, then out of the blue she started eating on her own. i'd rather syringe feed her than rely on the nutrical every so many hours that she isn't eating. i only had to use that once on chiwi...
 

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When Auggie was young he was a real picky eater too. I found the tiny pieces of chicken worked real well just to get him started on the dogfood :roll:
 

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Nat,

You can go to your vet and if they sell prescription dog foods, get her some Science diet A/D canned food. It really works!! If not get some Nutracal and give her some every couple of hours it is really good, and simulates their appetite :)

It looks like this


 

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thanks KJ's but i'm already giving her the canned science diet :? mixed with softened eukanuba kibble, but she won't touch it . i'm not giving the nutrical alot ...i give her the syringe 4 times a day and 3-4 refills at a time.
vienna is now 3 months and 2 weeks and she weighs a pound and a half ..
she can pass half a day without eating but that's the longest before i gave in and fed her.
i will follow nate's advice about the eating routine and buy some chicken tomorrow....boil it and keep the juice :wink: like tinker suggested.

thank you guys!! :wave:

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Come on Vienna you need to start eating......


Nat, I tried the euknuba on Gadget and he hated it... Then I tried the Chicken soup for the puppies soul canned food and he loved it... He didn't like the science diet canned food either.
 

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Nat Are you giving her that specific canned food? The A/D is a high calorie food that simulated their appetite, It is used in Dogs and cats that are not eating :D
 

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no i'm giving the regular.....i just found out from another topic that there are specialised cans from SD :D . so the a/d is the one i have to get right?
i just bought the chicken for boiling ...and i bought cans of tuna too,wich were a succes!! she loved it. tomorrow i'm going to try and mix it.
also tomorrow i'm going to the pet store and buy me some food samples.....because i hear from a lot of people that their chi is not crazy about the eukanuba :? paris and cosmo eat it ,but they are not crazy about it too .....
maybe i'll try the science diet kibble too ......

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xx-nathalie-xx said:
no i'm giving the regular.....i just found out from another topic that there are specialised cans from SD :D . so the a/d is the one i have to get right?
i just bought the chicken for boiling ...and i bought cans of tuna too,wich were a succes!! she loved it. tomorrow i'm going to try and mix it.
also tomorrow i'm going to the pet store and buy me some food samples.....because i hear from a lot of people that their chi is not crazy about the eukanuba :? paris and cosmo eat it ,but they are not crazy about it too .....
maybe i'll try the science diet kibble too ......

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info on science diet a/d

hills prescription a/d:

Canine/Feline a/d
For the Nutritional Management of Pets Recovering From Serious Illness, Accidents and Surgery.
Both dogs and cats can undergo significant changes when faced with a serious illness, injury or surgery. They may have trouble maintaining natural defenses and sparing lean body mass(in other words, they may be losing body weight from muscle or organ tissue), which can affect recovery. Prescription Diet Canine/Feline a/d has been specifically formulated by veterinarians to be fed to dogs or cats in these situations. These conditions can be helped by adding the key nutrients and digestible energy found in Prescription Diet a/d. The nutritional formulation of Prescription Diet a/d may also be useful for pets with a variety of conditions, anorexia being one of them..



Daily Feeding Guide
Individual requirements may vary depending on pre-existing nutritional status and medical condition. In patients where normal G.I. function has been compromised by anorexia, a three-day transitional feeding strategy may be necessary.
Day One 1/3 of daily caloric intake with 2/3 water dilution
Day Two 2/3 of daily caloric intake with 1/3 water dilution
Day Three Entire daily caloric intake
Select a feeding schedule based on the following patient criteria:
Schedule 1 Cage Rest
Schedule 2 Surgery, Sepsis, Cancer, Trauma, Fever, Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
Schedule 3 Severe Burn, Injury or Head Trauma
The following daily intakes are intended as a guide and should be adjusted as needed to achieve or maintain optimum body weight. Divide into three to six equal daily feedings to minimize gastrointestinal side effects. (1 can = 150 ml.)
 

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I thought tuna was bad for dogs?? Hmm, maybe it was just me.. I gave Dixie a little bit of tuna when she had her 2nd hypo-attack and it gave her some stinky diarrhea... :shock: I only gave her a tiny tiny bit and it upset her stomach. I used to give her pea-sized Nutrical 5-6 times a day, but now that she has put on weight (approx.1.5 pounds more), I rarely give her any.

Anyway, hope Vienna is ok and starts eatin well!!! :wave:
 

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thanks mandi and lori i will get the A/D !!

tuna not good ?? :shock: :shock: i hope it is , i give it regularly...they love it ......and vienna too .she ate a lot yesterday !! i mixed it with eukanuba. i also gave the boiled chicken with eukanuba.....yeah it was food-party yesterday :D but the bastards eat the chicken and leave the rest . i kept the juice for pouring it over their food.
btw nobody got diarrhea from the tuna .......

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what i found on tuna fish:

It may come as a surprise to many that tuna fish is bad for cats. Feline’s heart muscle requires an amino acid called taurine to maintain normal strength and function. Regular tuna fish for humans does not have this amino acid and cats that eat too much tuna fish will develop heart problems. If you want to give your cats that taste of tuna that they love, just make sure it is tuna fish for cats which has this amino acid added.



i can't find nothing for dog's... i'd ask the vet....... i think it contains a lot of sodium, and if it's packed in oil that culd lead to diarrhea......
 

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oh oh my cat loves it too :shock: :shock: damn am i an idiot or what ?
how come i don't know this......

kisses nat


nate ....we need your advice over here :D

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I didn't know that either Nat, both my cat and Cooper have had it. I really hope Vienna starts eating better soon. It must be awfully frustrating for you to have to be feeding her with a syringe every so often. Hang in there though, I'm sure this stage will be over before you know it! - btw, have you posted pics of your three cuties lately?? :wink: :wink:

Meg
 
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