Dog wont eat

posted 6 months ago in Pets
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

mel2 :  I suppose those pill pockets wouldn’t fool her either. But try the tricks that sassy411 said. It worked wonders for us when the Doxie got wise to all of the tricks.

Post # 33
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

letsdothisthing :  

Yeah, daddy decided to try the pill pockets once.  He thought he was really on to something. Yeah, sure. Ok.

The dogs really enjoyed them. 

Ultimately, mommy had to come along and pop the alligator jaws-o-death open herself. Dh just refuses to learn the trick.

Pill pockets relegated to the treat cupboard.

Post # 34
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Sugar Beekeeper
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mel2 :  

Great call on the gardening gloves! And I am especially happy to hear that the butter worked. Not terribly appealing to humans, but dogs do love butter. If it works, it works.

At this point, if Lucy were my dog and she wanted ham, I would let her have ham.  Just to get some calories in her.  You may want to ask the vet about a liquid meal replacement like DogSure. PetAg also makes a high calorie gel supplement in a tube.

If you can’t find the DogSure locally, there is always the old standby, Esibilac.  It’s meant for nursing puppies who aren’t getting adequate milk, but, it can be used with adults.  That stuff should be easy to find anywhere and quite digestible.

Keep us posted, please.

 

https://www.petag.com/products/health-and-supplements/nutritional-health/dogsure-powder-for-adult-dogs

Post # 35
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Busy bee

mel2 :  I hope it’s just a back issue. I don’t know what state you live in, but my sister’s vet specialist recommended non-THC CBD oil for her dog’s disc bulge. I purchased some for her from the pharmacy in my medical building. He’s back to normal after treating for a month, plus plenty of rest/inactivity—no surgery! If you have an Rx for antiinflammatories, they should work well. Still thinking about your sweet girl. ♥️

Post # 37
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Sugar Beekeeper
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mel2 :  

The pill pockets were a fail when Dh tried them.  The dogs picked out the pills, set them aside and ate the pockets.

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
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bearinabeecostume :  

Great suggestion!  CBD oil is the best!  We use it for so many things.  Dh had a nasty knee injury in December and CBD cream was the one thing that really helped with the pain.

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

mel2 :  https://www.charlottesweb.com/dog-cbd-oil 

So sorry you are going through this! I researched the best most trusted effective pet CBD oil for hours for my dog. I figured I’d share my findings. The best thing I’ve done for her is charolettes web PAWS CBD oil. It’s from the company that cured the first little girl, Charlotte, of her seizures. There are so many different strains and kinds but I trust this company and all the research they’ve done, long before it ever looked like CBD would be legalized. 

My dog had been on it since October! Its helped her sooooo much, she’s like a different pet! I attributed much of her demeanor and struggles to aging, spay incontinence, general back hip slowness, lack of puppy spirit, a little irritable with other dogs but apparently I was wrong. She no longer has incontinence issues and acts like she’s four again. I recommended it to a friend who’s dog was recently diagnosed with bone cancer and it’s made a world of difference, he couldn’t believe it. He had been having the quality of life debate and when is it time, but his dog is happier now than he’s been in years. Best of luck! 

Post # 42
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Sugar Beekeeper
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mel2 :  

Oh, that is a disappointing report from the vet.  I am sorry to hear that the news wasn’t better. Our intuition is usually right on it, for better or worse.

I am glad you are taking such great care of your little patient.  She needs you now more than ever.

CBD oil has become very easy to come by.  You can get it at CVS these days. Heck, even Pilot carries it. I’m partial to Lazarus Naturals online; we get an enormous discount for dh’s veteran status (60%).  They offer generous discounts for low income and disabilities as well.

I would do some research to determine how you want to use it and the ideal strength. It can be ingested or used as a topical. The margin for safety is very wide, it’s hard to go wrong, but—since we know that sweet Lucy’s liver is not functioning optimally, be sure to check with the vet before giving her anything.

Post # 43
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Bumble bee

A little cheese wrapped in pills works wonders for my pup who pukes at the sight of any pill. Pop some cheese in the microwave for 7 seconds so it’s soft and mold it into the pill. mel2 :  

Post # 44
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Busy bee

mel2 :  Darn it. I was hoping for better news. I’ve lost two dogs to liver tumors (hemangiosarcoma). All you can do is keep them quiet and comfy in their last months. I’m still going to hold hope that the liver is a treatable infection. 

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I know, I’m usually not such a fan girl of things! Lol But when they change your dogs life it’s hard not to be. We tried another brand and didn’t see the same results so I try to share when I can. mel2 :  

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