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Dr Marta Lepes
Dr Marta Lepes, Dog Veterinarian
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My dog has quite eating, will turn it nose up at any food.

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my dog has quite eating, will turn it nose up at any food. usually ate anything you threw her way. Had two seizures today, is 13 years old. has not eaten in several days.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Hello Gary,

I'm here to help you. My name is*****

If Ivy hasn't eaten in two days she is probably getting weak. And if she is not drinking much and vomiting she is dehydrated.

At her age we have to seriously think about kidney failure.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Gary, please take Ivy in for a complete check up and especially a kidney test as soon as possible. Perhaps you can find a vet that is open tomorrow. Please don't wait because she will become weak and severely dehydrated.

In the mean time try giving small amounts of water every few hours. that is better than a lot of water all at once which she can vomit.

Good luck to you. You've had Ivy for a long time. I hope it all works out.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
tried to giver her fluids friday afters she had two seizes. Had another two on Sat on way to vet since they were not open friday. eyes were fixed, and labored breathing, had her put to sleep.
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

I am so sorry that you lost Ivy. It is difficult to let such an old friend go.

They are a part of our lives that we never forget.

You and Ivy are in my thoughts.

Take care,

Dr Marta

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