Up Date 11/20
She threw up her Tramadal before going to the vet so she has no buffer for her back pain. Took Tina in see the vet Friday afternoon. Last Saturday she weighed 59 pounds. Friday she was 54 pounds. Still cannot determine why she will not eat. They were able to get her to eat some Hill's AD gruel by herself. But not before they were going to force feed it to her. She changed her mind and did it herself. Vet said he offered her a piece of his Philly Steak sandwich but she turned her nose up. He said that got him worried because Labs never turn down fried fatty beef and cheese.
Took her home and tried to feed her, but she was not interested. Went to work got home at midnight to find her awake on her bed in the living room. In the morning I found her lying Sphinx-like in front of the fridge in the kitchen. She wagged her tail so I tried feeding her. No go. I had heard some short, low volume noises which may have been her either in pain or asking for help to get up. Her tummy was gurgling, but she turns her nose away from everything. When she is ready to sleep she heads for the bedroom. Wife said Tina was in the bedroom when she went to bed and surprised to see that she was
still in the kitchen when she got up after I left. I have called the vet again.
At sixteen and a half one is expected to be picky and abstinent but I am really concerned. Tina had been on KD kibble and a can of green beans 2x daily. Then she had multiple day diarrhea and stopped eating. The vet stopped the diarrhea and she did pick at stuff we tried to feed her, but now she is turning up her nose at everything. Even peanut butter. We have tried:
chicken strip thingies that look like bacon
Some things she would eat and we would be encouraged until the next meal and she would turn her nose up at that.
She won't even eat ice cubes which were her favorite treats.
I have called the vet for advice, and am having the talk with her after I write this.
What else can I try?
Last edited by Lab Dad; 11-20-2010 at 10:19 AM.
At 16-1/2 I would try absolutely anything. How about lunchmeat, like roast beef? Bologna?
Please let us know what the vet says, Andy. Prayers for the old gal!
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
I am sorry to hear that, Andy. Nothing to say except I will say a prayer for Tina. I know how hard this is.
I hope she eats soon. Good thoughts for your girl.
Prayers that you can get Tina to eat. (((hugs)))
Hope that she rallies round ! It always takes longer to get over an upset stomach at that age ! Let's hope that's all it is !
Prayers and good thoughts for Tina, (((hugs))) for you and the family.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
Prayers for Tina. How about an egg? Or yogurt?
How about Nutrical or something like that which can provide a high calorie "paste" that might get her through her current issues?
Karen and the gang
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Good thoughts on the way for Tina