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Old 04-27-2017, 08:02 AM
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Benelli is an 8 year old black lab who has an appetite that is never ending. However, I came home late Friday night and noticed she did not touch her dog food, not like her. I gave her soft food and she ate a little of that, but wouldn't touch the dry food. Saturday, the same, but less soft food. Sunday she ate 1 little piece of bread, nothing else. I brought her into the vet on Monday and they did an X Ray. They said it was inconclusive and there might be a blockage. We did the barium study and they said it looked like a possible blockage, but still hard to tell, so they recommended surgery. Surgery showed no blockage and everything looked normal. Blood work came back normal as well. They kept her overnight and filled her with fluids. I was able to pick up Benelli the next day, but she still hadn't eaten food yet. They said they think she was just sad about being kenneled. However, we are now almost 48 hours post surgery and she still won't eat. She shows no interest in it. I am at a loss. Anyone have any other suggestions or have been through this?
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:47 AM
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Sorry to hear about her loss of appetite. Just a few questions:

What brand of dry and wet are you feeding her?

Have you tried different brands and blends of food, as dogs can get bored sometimes?

Have you tried cooking some chicken with a little bit of rice?

Did the vet suggest any other tests?

I have a very picky dog who refused food often, for days at a time, and it's usually because he's bored. Has your dog's energy level changed at all?
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She is not a picky eater. She normally eats everything in site. I have tried boiled chicken, rice, peanut butter, etc. and she just doesn't want to eat. She is not herself and can tell she doesn't feel very well. I will be checking back in with the vet to do some other tests.
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She is not a picky eater. She normally eats everything in site. I have tried boiled chicken, rice, peanut butter, etc. and she just doesn't want to eat. She is not herself and can tell she doesn't feel very well. I will be checking back in with the vet to do some other tests.
I think that's a great idea. I hope everything is ok. Keep us posted.
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I went home on my lunch break and I finally got her to eat a little bit. She only wanted to eat cheese. That is the weirdest thing. Not sure whats up with that.
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Has she had any medication recently? If so it could be a reaction. Is it possible she got into something she shouldn't have outside, any plants she might have munched on? I'm just taking shots in the dark here, but certainly something is going on with her. Maybe your Vet should refer to a specialist, if her or she can't get to the bottom of it soon. With no food intake, she is going to become very very weak, which will generate a vicious circle of symptoms.
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I went home on my lunch break and I finally got her to eat a little bit. She only wanted to eat cheese. That is the weirdest thing. Not sure whats up with that.
Just saw this, based on what she has been though,, right now I would give her anything she wants, you have to control weight loss. Once she is eating anything, then you will have to deal with nutrition, but first things first.
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This weekend we started to make some progress. Our vet put her on medicine that numbs her throat. She seemed to start eating much better. I am hoping we are going in the right direction now. She seems much more like herself.
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When my dog stopped eating they did blood tests which indicated a problem with the liver. The blood tests were followed up by an ultrasound which showed nodules on the liver. She was given two months to live but recovered and made it another 3 years.
The only other time in her life my dog stopped eating, the cause turned out to be a stick injury after playing with a stick.

A B shot may help with appetite and get some nutrition into her.
Watch the hydration.

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Sorry for what you are going thru. I think it may be time to get a second opinion.

If they don't eat for an excessive amount of time, there is something wrong. Your vet didn't didn't find it.

Finding a new vet is up to you, but please don't wait too long to make the decision to go see another. If you do, bring all records. Hope they let you have the xrays.

Good luck, all my best to you.
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