(Closed) Injured dog wont eat or stop crying

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have you called the vet and talked about other options for medicine? I don’t know anything about meds but I know if my dogs were laying in bed crying I would be beside myself. Maybe the vet can give you something different?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d call the vet and let them know she’s not eating and that you aren’t able to give the medication as prescribed. There might be more going on than the vet initially thought.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yah, if she is still crying I would be calling the vet back and if you’re not comfortable with their answer seeking a second opinion! I think you know her best however and mentioned she can be a baby, but still her making any bit of noise worries me just reading it, and if she’s making noise because of pain (whether she’s a bay or not) I can’t imagine eating is high on the priority list for her.

I hope she feels better soon!

My families’ Golden has had three major surgeries that involved tramadoil post-op. Keep her hydrated too. What about wet food on its own? I don’t think there’s any worry at this point to yank her regular food and get some yummy stuff in her belly just for the reasurance of getting some good into her belly? Anything yummy smelling meat or potato-wise, broths, I would go for it so long as vet agrees it’s ok.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would suggest calling the vet again as well. This doesn’t sound normal to me, lose of appetite can mean so many things. You might be right with the combination of meds messing with her stomach. Call and talk to them about your concerns, they might want to see your baby again and switch something out.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Poor baby! She is not going to want to eat when in pain. Call the veterinarian.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Our lab was just on Tramadol post-surgery for an aural hematoma.  Our lab has a history of whininess post-sedation or post-anesthesia.  When we’ve brought him home the afternoon after surgery, he is very out of it and sooooo whiny.  Like…we had to shut him out of our bedroom after surgery because hew as so whiny.  The next day, he’s fine.  We kept him on Tramadol for about 5 of the 7 recommended days, only because the high dose of Tramadol made him whiny, but when we gave him two pills instead of three, he was not whiny, but just kind of lethargic and had a vacant look in his eyes (which makes sense, being that it is a sedative).

As for the not eating–we have a labrador.  This dog eats ANY and EVERYTHING.  So, when we’ve been through bouts of not eating it freaks us out completely.

We’ve noticed that things like anti-biotics or anti-fungals totally kill his appetite and mess his stomach up.  He gets yeast infections in his paws and under his chin bc he has so much skin, so we gets put on Ketaconozole (an anti-fungal) and without fail, it causes him to stop eating.  We can’t get him to eat his dog food, but we can get him to eat scrambled eggs and rice.  This usually lasts for a couple-few days, and he will regain his dog-food appetite.  This last time (post-surgery) taht he was put on the anti-fungal, they increased the usualy dosage and the vet recommended just stopping the anti-fungal because it was upsetting his stomach so badly.

I really don’t think it’s the Tramadol.  I would say it’s way more likely the anti-biotic.  If you think about it, antibiotics do the same thing to humans.  I’ve been on anti-biotics for pharyngitis that totally wrecked my stomach and I couldn’t eat. 

Have you tried feeding her anything other than her food?  Some mild protein and carbs (scrambled egg(s) and brown rice)?  If not, try a little of that.  That often is more appealing when they have upset stomachs.  If she wont’ take the “people food”, definitely call the vet.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Call the vet and if they recommend staying on course with the meds, try wrapping them in a slice of ham.  My dog inhales ham and yours probably does too.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would take her to a different vet as soon as possible.  The not eating is a sign of depression probably because she’s in so much pain.  There isnt anything wrong with getting a second opinion.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@LAGS:  I’m glad they gave you a plan of action to see if you can remedy the situtation.  Those anti-biotics are rough on the stomachs…I’m sure taking her off will help bring the appetite back!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@LAGS:  Sure thing! Hope she feels better.  There’s nothing that will stop our boy from eating eggs and rice…I find most dogs LOVE it!

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