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I have a 3 1/2 Y.O. lab mix dog that I got from a humane shelter

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I have a 3 1/2 Y.O. lab mix dog that I got from a humane shelter on 12/17/15. She would not eat. I thought she did not like the dog food so I bought her another kind to no avail. The only thing I cold get her to eat is 2 chicken hot dogs cut into small bites on 2 different days and 2 scrambled eggs. I worry that she could have some kind of bowl blockage because she has not had any bowl movement but maybe since she is eating so little this could be normal. She seems to be in no distress and has plenty of energy.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  nekovet replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
Have you seen her straining like she would like to pass stool?
Is she drinking?
Are her gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?
If you press on her belly, does she have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?
Could she have eaten anything she should not have (ie bones, stones, socks, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?