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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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1 yr old saint, not eating norm, drinkswater no bowel

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1 yr old saint, not eating norm, drinkswater no bowel movement that we have seen. ate rice, drank chicken broth once, now wont semi-lethargic. not sure what now.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no vomiting, new pups and mom in house but is not allowed to be around pups yet.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. While inappetence and lethargy are important symptoms, they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one disorder. In Sampson's case we also need to consider psychological etiologies for what may be an anxious dog secondary to the new dogs in the house. Has anything new arisen since you first posted?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he ate his food off a paper plate, I think because the bowl he used to eat from is back with the new mother. switched the bowls back so we'll see, also he had a nomal bowel movement. so I'm hoping it's just mommie separated at times from him.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the good update. An unusual therapy but I never argue with success. Keep me posted, please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

It's my pleasure.