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My dog always had an appetite. He refuses to eat anything &

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My dog always had an appetite. He refuses to eat anything & only wants to sleep. Irritable when I try to take his food away yet doesn't want to eat. No fever or diarrhea. I could hear his stomach growling from hunger?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.How long has he had these signs?Any retching, gagging, lip licking or vomiting?Is he drinking? Can he keep water down?Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I took my dog to the vet. He was injected for dehydration & antacid to calm his stomach. The ER vet said at his age, his liver is degenerating. This'll provide him comfort because his vitals were good. 20 minutes at home he vomited. Tried to feed him & still didn't eat.Of course he's not feeling well, but in the past he did eat.It's 12am, in hoping he gets some rest & felt better tomorrow?I don't know what else I can do for him.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.
Thank you,When did he see the vet? Did they check bloods to confirm liver concerns?Do you know which antacid he had?