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Why does my dog push his food away from him and wont eat

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Why does my dog push his food away from him and won't eat it
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DR.J replied 3 years ago.

DR.J :

Hi , I'm James DVM MRCVS and would like to help you with your question

DR.J :

Sorry to hear about Arnie not eating his food .

DR.J :

There are several options we need to explore for us to get to the bottom of the problem

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1. Since he had his teeth out 3 weeks ago - maybe one of the following had occurred

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* there is still an underlying infection or inflammation going which causes him sever pain

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* perhaps in the process of taking all his teeth out - one tooth was not taken out fully (broken in the process) and thus is left behind causing great pain

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* Maybe there is some injury to the soft tissue left behind.

DR.J :

2. Since Arnie has undergone surgery and is not a young lad - There are times side effects cause by the anesthesia and anesthetic agent - things like inflammation of the stomach or intestines , mild kidney disease and others . it could be that it triggered and underlying disease such as Pancreatitis or other pre existing condition.

DR.J :

What I would advise is the following :

DR.J :

pay a visit to your vet for him to better explore Arnie's mouth for any of the things I have mentioned . he can perform an Xray ray for a better look as well. Perform a blood test to see that Arnie is otherwise all right .

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in one of these exams - Arnie's problem will be found and you would be able to treat it .

DR.J :

I hope this helps.

DR.J :

If you have any further questions - let me know and I shall do my best to help.

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All the best to you both

DR.J :

James.

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Expert:  DR.J replied 3 years ago.
How is Arnie doing .

Was something found at the vet exam ?