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My dog hasn't been eating, but he is behaving normally

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Customer: Hi! My dog hasn't been eating, but he is behaving normally otherwise.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: hmm, he has teeth issues and is fed normal wet food he seems active like he usually is, but he hasn't eaten since yesterday
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

How old is he?

What kind of teeth issues does he have? Is he on any treatment?

Has there been any change in oral odor, drooling, teeth grinding, or rubbing of his face?

Any lip licking, retching, gagging, or vomiting?

Does he seem keen to eat but then won't? Or does he have no interest?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?