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Evening my dog has not eaten all day and seems very mopey is

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Evening my dog has not eaten all day and seems very mopey is it because its so hot
JA: I'll do all I can to help. A lack of appetite can seem worrying. Does the dog also seem more tired than usual?
Customer: Yes he's a bit sleepy
JA: Does the dog seem to be in any pain?
Customer: No
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Benny hes 10 hes a cross between a pit bull and lucher
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: He loves hes food hes a big bouncy boy so it's very unusual
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 10 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet,

I'm sorry to hear Benny has not been himself.

We do know that hot weather can reduce activity and cause a decreased appetite, but it is important we ensure nothing more is going on.

Does Benny have any other symptoms such as pale gums, drooling, panting, a bloated tummy, vomiting or diarrhoea?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
He has none of them symptoms
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 10 days ago.

Thank you, that's really reassuring.

Are his gums pink and wet?

If you offered some warm chicken or fish would he eat it?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 10 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

Heat can be the culprit and if he has no other signs, that's a good sign. Ensure he is in a cool spot and offer water and a bland meal or warm chicken and rice.

Monitor closely to ensure he remains otherwise well.

You may wish to consider a cooling bed, which can be really useful this time of year.

I hope this helps.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 10 days ago.

This is just Dr Linda checking in to ensure this is all OK?