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Thirteen year old small Yorkshire terrier bitch. Normal motion

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Thirteen year old small Yorkshire terrier bitch. Normal motion this morning, since then has obvious tummy discomfort, with lots of burger long noises . Will not eat or drink , just wants comfort from my wife, and it helps if the tummy area has warm cloths on it and gently massage
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry to learn Suki is not feeling well. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Did Suki get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
2- Any vomiting?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
4- Any other symptoms?
5- How much does she weigh?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The answer to all the questions is as follows
1. No
2. No
3. No
4. No5. Recently at vets for annual injections vet said weightperfect
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Graham, the gastrointesinal noises you are listening are related to gas and smooth muscle contractions in the gastrointestinal tract; this is common when a dog is not eating. The big question is: Why is she not eating? Not eating is a very non specific symptom and can be related to many different conditions that affect dogs. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing as her symptoms are so non specific. Highly recommend a hands on examination by family veterinarian. In the meantime offer her a bland diet of rice and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef. If possible blend the food and force feed her small amounts with a turkey baster. Keeping her warm is not going to hurt her, but, I don't believe it will treat the primary underlying cause.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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