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My dog has a enlarged bladder and a spot on her liver. She

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My dog has a enlarged bladder and a spot on her liver. She has taken several drugs such as antibiotic's. Her stomach stays bloated though. And she will not eat the dog food recommended by our vet. Not sure but think it makes her not feel well. He wants her to stay on a senior dog diet. I have tried 6 different types she will go days without eating it. Yet she will eat her regular dog food proplan savor. We have tried Blue Buffalo, science diet, Natures recipe, proplan focus and others. Is there something in senior foods that could irritate her condition?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 4 months ago.


This is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with Angel today. It sounds like you have tried many diets so far. Is she losing weight?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
She has lost some but her stomach is still bloated
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Problems is she will not eat the senior diet, she will go without. To the point her legs shake and she can hardly stand. Our vet said she will eat when she gets hungary.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 4 months ago.

Hmmm....many dogs do not eat and have gassy stomachs if they are nauseous. It sounds like this could be a possibilty. I recommend talking to your vet about a presription liver diet or gastrointestinal diet. These diets are formulated to be easy to digest and may improve her appetite. Another option would be to ask your vet about trying a medication called mirtazipine which can reduce nausea and boost appetite.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Would these diets be something we purchase or would make ourselves
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 4 months ago.

You can purchase them through your vet...most presription diets are available for home delivery as well. If you would like to make the diets yourself, the website is a great resource for recipes.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 4 months ago.

You're welcome. Feel free to reach out if I can assist you further with Angel.

With appreciation,

Dr. KV

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 4 months ago.

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Thank you,

Dr. KV