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Hello everyone, Looking for some suggestions.. I adopted a 3.5 year old bulldog mix about 2.5 months ago… she started vomiting 4 days ago 3-5 times a day mostly foamy bile. I took her to the vet yesterday and left w bag full of medications including an appetite stimulant Entyce, that she absolutely hates and doesn’t really work. I need to give her the antibiotics w food but I can’t get her to eat. I’ve tried chicken broth over her food, boiled chicken rice and pumpkin purée, boiled chicken alone, slices of cheese, peanut butter, every dog treat imaginable, and Tuna. it’s the 4th day since all of this started…. The vet pumped her with fluids, electrolytes, potassium and anti-nausea medication yesterday…
 

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Hello and sorry you are going through this. I am tagging @agility collie mom who has vet experience and may be able to help. 4 days is too long for a dog to go without food and I would be seeking a specialist's opinion. It is possible that some of the meds are causing this loss of appetite too.

The only other temptation I can suggest is sardines in water (packed in nothing else but water)
 

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There is a sticky gel like substance you can get called Nutrigel (or Nutripet) which has some essential nutrients in it and can act as an appetite stimulant and you can rub it on her gums to get her to eat it. Hills A/D tin food is often very enticing too and also acts as a stimulant, if you wanted to try it. We use both products with our very sick patients.

What diagnosis did they give her? What tests were performed? There is a drug called sucralfate which lines the stomach and prevents the antibiotics from upsetting her belly so they can be given without food for a short period of time. It might help get some meds into her.

My biggest concern here would be pancreatitis, IMO, unless there has been testing performed to rule it out. Of course it could be heaps of other things as well, but that is just what comes to mind instantly for me.
 

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Maybe beef?

Are there possibly any plants, or fertilizers/pesticides she could have come into contact with? Other toxins?
I tried beef, my neighbor suggested liver… I will try that next. The only thing I can think of is cat poop… my neighbors have 3 cats that sometimes venture into my yard
 

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There is a sticky gel like substance you can get called Nutrigel (or Nutripet) which has some essential nutrients in it and can act as an appetite stimulant and you can rub it on her gums to get her to eat it. Hills A/D tin food is often very enticing too and also acts as a stimulant, if you wanted to try it. We use both products with our very sick patients.

What diagnosis did they give her? What tests were performed? There is a drug called sucralfate which lines the stomach and prevents the antibiotics from upsetting her belly so they can be given without food for a short period of time. It might help get some meds into her.

My biggest concern here would be pancreatitis, IMO, unless there has been testing performed to rule it out. Of course it could be heaps of other things as well, but that is just what comes to mind instantly for me.
 

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Thanks for the nutrigel and hills recommendations I will try them. They conducted a cpl snap test to rule out the pancreatitis, parvo tests, blood tests, and fecal cytology tests were performed… her blood test showed elevated wbc count, neu, mono, eos indicating some sort of infection. They prescribed cerenia for a few days, clavamox metronidazole antibiotics along w the entyce and famotidine along w a probiotic supplement
 

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On Day 3 after her 5th doss of clavacillin and metronidazole, I managed to feed her a qtr can of hills prescription diet digestive care turkey, canned food, heating it up for 10 seconds in the microwave did the trick.

She seems to have regained her appetite and has been eating her regular dry food without any toppings.

Thank you, for all the suggestions and well wishes I think Lola is on her way to making a full recovery ❤‍🩹
 

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On Day 3 after her 5th doss of clavacillin and metronidazole, I managed to feed her a qtr can of hills prescription diet digestive care turkey, canned food, heating it up for 10 seconds in the microwave did the trick.

She seems to have regained her appetite and has been eating her regular dry food without any toppings.

Thank you, for all the suggestions and well wishes I think Lola is on her way to making a full recovery ❤‍🩹
good news. It feels so nice when they eat well.
 

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On day 6 her appetite declined again and again refused to eat only thing she would have is the occasional slice of American cheese… I managed to continue giving her the antibiotics… At 4 AM on day 7 I heard her crying, she vomited up some grass… I made an appt w my vet on day 8 had another blood test done X-rays and an ultrasound sound… currently waiting on those results.

The examination yesterday did provide some insight as the doctor was pressing against a certain angle in her lower abdomen around her hips she let out a large yelp… blood test results shows her white blood cell count has declined But is still slightly elevated above normal levels.
 
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