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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry to hear your dog is having such difficulties recently with appetite.- Begin pepcid 0.25 mg / pound every 12 hours to help settle her stomach 15 minutes prior to offering small more frequent meals- Foods to try: boiled lean meat such as bison and white rice. Bison has a more "gamey" odor and dogs tend to be more interested when this is offered. Other options include jarred baby foods meat varieties (try several types to see if there is one he prefers, often it is pork for some reason that dogs are interested in), rotisserie chicken, even canned kitten foods have a strong odor and can increase interest in food
- Try to avoid the more acidic foods if possible - Simethicone (gas x) once to twice daily to reduce gas production and cramping if you note any issues with thisHopefully this will give you some ideas of things to try today and get her appetite increased. I would advise discussing with your vet possible causes of the reduced appetite and the vet will likely dispense an anti nausea medication +/- an appetite stimulant to get her eating again if possiblePlease let me know how else I can assist you both today. I truly hope she starts eating for you soon
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