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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?
Thank you, that's really reassuring.
Are his gums pink and wet?
If you offered some warm chicken or fish would he eat it?
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.
This is just Dr Linda checking in to ensure this is all OK?