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Have the stools been looser or different in any way recently? Are we on a monthly heartworm and dewormer preventative? What is our normal diet?
My concern after all that you have told me is that there is potentially more going on internally. It sounds like you have done all the regular steps at home to entice appetite, to rest the GI tract. The fact that we are still not wanting to eat and not passing stools I would recommend to be seen at a clinic soon. I say this as it is best to find out what the underlying problem or cause is before it gets worse, also before any dehydration starts to set in. I would recommend bloodwork to assess where the internal paramaters are, this will address the red and white blood cell counts, and also the internal organs and electrolytes. From these findings we will know much better where all the organ values are at and what is causing us to not feel so well. X-Rays may also be discussed to ensure we did not ingest something we should not have eaten.
Until you are able to get into a clinic, ensure that we are staying well hydrated and try to keep getting calories into the system.
Do you think you will be able to get into a clinic today? I just ask also since in cases like this we also are concerned about any potential foreign objects they may have eaten.
Will we eat more chicken today for you, have you ever tried hamburger and rice? Many times they will like that and it can be soothing and easily digestable to the GI system. At pet stores you can pick up a product called NutriCal, a high energy food supplement that you can give orally to keep the energy levels up. It comes in a tube like toothpaste, such that you can administer it easily into the mouth.
Very true, you are in the UK I understand then.
Possibly some grocery stores that carry pet products may have some of the Nutrical, it may go by a different name if the store has a different supplier. Ask the store sales associate if you do not find the exact name for a high energy food supplement for dogs not eating so well.
This message line can stay open for a while, if you have any other questions until you are able to be seen at your clinic. Please let me know. Best of success today. Dr Mike
You are welcome.