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Old 08-04-2016, 09:09 AM
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Our dog - American Fox hound mix 50 lbs - began regurgitating/vomiuting bile about 3 weeks ago and stopped eating 2 weeks ago but still drinks water normally. Blood tests 10 days ago indicate a tick borne disease (anaplasmosis) and he is being treated with doxycycline since. He's done with that course, but he is still not eating on his own; although we are feeding him baby food and peanut butter by mouth. Vet is somewhat stumped and the cost of a return trip to the vet is prohibitive; so we are hoping to glean some knowledge on continuing care here.
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Its the antibiotics. They always create a problem with the stomach. Use yogurt or kefir to put the good bacteria back in the stomach and stop the baby food and give ground turkey and steamed veggies for a couple of weeks to heal the stomach.
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Its the antibiotics. They always create a problem with the stomach. Use yogurt or kefir to put the good bacteria back in the stomach and stop the baby food and give ground turkey and steamed veggies for a couple of weeks to heal the stomach.
Thank you for your suggestions. He won't eat any food on his own. We're feeding him presently via a food dropper. I'm not sure if ground turkey can be delivered through a food dropper. I'm fairly certain yogurt will, though. Do you know if a multi-vitamin would be beneficial?
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We've had many ups and downs medically, and the pup wouldn't eat for a day or two or more.

What I did was make a bone broth, you can find recipes online. Or boil any kind of meat and feed the stock as a replacement for straight water. If you can find a good probiotic, add it to the cold bone broth and see if the dog will take it that way.
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We've had many ups and downs medically, and the pup wouldn't eat for a day or two or more.

What I did was make a bone broth, you can find recipes online. Or boil any kind of meat and feed the stock as a replacement for straight water. If you can find a good probiotic, add it to the cold bone broth and see if the dog will take it that way.

Thanks for that idea - I will try it.
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