04-07-2018, 07:16 PM
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HELP! My dog wont' eat and the vet can't figure out why
I have a 4 year old Boxer/Hound/Etc mix that was diagnosed with SIBO as a puppy but was given antibiotics, steroids and got over the bout. Now, 2.5 years later she is suddenly turning her nose up at food, will eat a few bites of human food but will not touch dog food. We have tried everything - no grain, prescription, high protein/fat and she will not eat. CBC came back with extremely high White Blood Cell count, low protein (makes sense since she wont' eat), high amylase (pancreatic enzyme), high neutrophils, normal lymphocytes. Had ultrasound and they saw thickening of intestinal walls and enlarged lymph nodes but no mass or tumor. Will not swallow pills so we have to inject her with antibiotics. She has lost 10 lbs in a month and looks absolutely horrible. Was given an appetite stimulant and it hasn't really helped.
She acts normal, wags, runs, gets excited. Has anyone had experience with this? We feel it is a gastro issue and not cancer but haven't been able to get a diagnosis and we are afraid if she doesn't eat she will die soon.