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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am sorry to hear Wolfie is having issues with appetite. Below are some options for you to try
- Begin pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg / pound every 12 hours to help settle the 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. If a homemade diet will help tempt her we need it to be balanced. A book I refer to is Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Dog & Cat Health which is available on amazon.com
- Try to avoid the more acidic foods if possible which will increase stomach upset
- Simethicone (gas x) once to twice daily to reduce gas production and cramping if you note any issues with this- Increase leash walks. Exercise stimulates the appetite and hopefully will increase her desire to eatHopefully this will give you some ideas of things to try today and increase the appetite. I would advise discussing with your vet possible causes of the reduced appetite and your vet will likely dispense an anti nausea medication +/- an appetite stimulant to increase interest in eating again if possible or determine if there are other underlying issues that need to be addressed.Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I truly hope your dog starts eating for you soon
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Kangaroo is an alternative for you perhaps?
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