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CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist
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my dog wont eat she drinks water but lays around no energ

my dog won't eat she... Show More
my dog won't eat she drinks water but lays around no energy
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
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replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Have you noticed vomiting?


Weight loss?

Customer reply replied 5 years ago.
weight loss she was eating some long grass but no vomiting
CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 5 years ago.
With the lack of appetite and eating grass, my hope is that this is a bad gastroenteritis - or upset stomach!

If you would like to try conservative management at home, you can try to offer a bland diet. A common bland diet is boiled chicken and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken). I would try this for about 1 week, hoping that she improves over this time.

You can also consider giving 10mg of Pepcid A/C (famotidine) by mouth every 12 hours for 5 days for stomach upset. You can purchase this over the counter.

If the signs do not resolve - or worsen - in 48-72 hours, then I would see your primary veterinarian.

Regarding a veterinary visit, tests they may consider performing include:
- Evaluation of the feces for abnormal bacteria or parasites
- Bloodwork to check electrolytes and organ values
- Potentially even x-rays.

Hopefully with a little food change / bland diet, everything will be better in a few days.

I hope this information helps!
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