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Hello all. Patch is usually a real fire cracker. He is a two year old cocker spaniel. Last Thursday, he was being looked after by my mother and she fed him some of the dreaded pedigree chum that made him very sick. He went down hill from there, off his food, shivering and getting weaker and weaker. He has been to see two vets, and both have said he has gastroentoritus and not to worry too much and they gave him anti inflamatories. I have never seen the poor chap look so gray and floppy. He won’t eat or move from his basket. At least he is drinking a little now. We will take him to the vet tomorrow again I think - does anyone else have any insights into what might have taken Patch’s va va voom? Link below to how he looks taking water. It looks like it hurts to swallow, poor chap.

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If he is drinking water and wasn't before, that's a good sign. As far as food, try a little chicken or beef broth, to start, maybe a little rice if he will eat it. Then gradually offer some beef, you may have to hand feed him for a bit. Anything to get him interested in food again, then as his appetite builds, we hope, start moving him back to his normal food, small quantities at first, then slowly increase portions. Let us know what the Vet says.
 

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Did the vet check to see if there is anything caught in his throat. It almost looked like he had to gulp to get the water all the way down.

If you give him broth make sure you cook it yourself so that you know for sure that there's no onions, salt or other seasoning in it. You can buy a whole chicken, or some beef soup bones, and dog save vegetables, throw them all in a pot with enough water to cover everything and boil till the meat is cooked then strain out the meat. You can save the meat to feed to him when he feels a bit better or keep it to use in a recipe for yourself and your family. Give him the broth to drink.
 
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