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14 May 2009 @ 08:10 pm
buddy is sick. it's off and on and has been going on for about a month. he refuses to eat. last night he plopped down in my bed and didn't move all night. not even to get up and go out when i let the other dogs out at 4am and not when my boyfriend got up this morning. then he wouldn't eat again this morning. he was very lethargic. i put his food in his crate with him before i left in hopes that he would chow while i was at work but his bowl is still full :( but he is playing with the others, just not eating. his food hasn't changed. nothing has changed at all. i called and made him a vet appt. for monday, they want a poop sample and to take some blood.

anyone else ever have a pup with problems like these? i'm a worried mum.
popscockles: pic#73346267catpopscockles on May 15th, 2009 10:09 am (UTC)
Has his poop been normal? Has he been vomiting? If he's not eating or having trouble passing, it could be an obstruction(or partial obstruction). If the blood work doen't show anything(but chances are, it will), I'd ask them to do an x-ray. I wish you the best of luck with your baby boy. I know what its like to have a sick puppy. Hugs & licks from me & my Boys.
Nancieeicnan on May 15th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
Two things that work for me when one of my dogs won't eat - pour something tasty on the food or hand feed him piece by piece about half the bowl to stimulate his interest in the food.
The Girl in the Self Imposed Boxelisabat on May 15th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
I would call your vet's office nd ask for an appointment today. Not eating is a very bad sign.
vix: paw in the Bowl Cam from Puppy Bowl 2006vix on May 15th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
If his appetite was good before and now he's stopped eating completely for days at a time, take him into the vet as soon as you can. Best of luck and keep us posted.
noisywallflowernoisywallflower on May 15th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
I hope that this isn't the case for Buddy, but those are the symptoms two of my dogs had before developing full-fledged autoimmune hemolytic anemia. My dogs who got sick were cocker spaniels and I'm pretty sure I heard that cockers more than any other breed were predisposed to this. I don't know how common it is in boston terriers.

What we did was feed our sick dogs with a dropper - broth and baby food just to get something on their stomachs.

I hope your dog isn't very sick! I'll keep Buddy in my thoughts!
kisstherain4mekisstherain4me on May 16th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
Deedee does this all the time, that's why I keep Medi-cal on hand, when she won't eat, then she feels sick to her stomach, then she doesn't want to eat, vicious cycle. SO I give her a squirt of medi-cal and, if needed, syringe some pedialite so she doesn't get dehydrated. She usually comes around. You should always have medi-cal and pedialite (just the unflavoured kind from the drug store) because a dog can get seriously ill very quickly if they stop eating or drinking normally.