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Hello! I am Dr Welsh and I am happy to help with your questions today. I am sorry that your pup isn't feeling well. Let's see if we can get to the bottom of this. I have just a few additional questions for you so that I can make the best recommendation.
how long has it been since she ate anything?
is she drinking normal amounts of water or has that changed?
when was the last time she had a bowel movement?
has she been to the vet for this yet?
have you tried anything to entice her yet?
has there been any changes to her weight?
how long has she been lethargic?
any current meds or illness?
sorry I was at work so i wasn't able to get back to you right away.ultimately I am worried with her age and how she is acting that something is going on more then just an upset tummy. Ideally we would get some bloodwork done to see what is going on (concerns for diabetes, kidney disease, liver, mass, etc);if you are unable to do that, you can try some famotidine (generic for pepcid) to see if it helps calm the stomach, if you give me her weight then i can give you a dose to try. then you can try a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice or boiled beef and rice (no additive, no seasoning, drained) and see if that helps to entice her to eat. ultimately though if that doesn't improve, or she starts vomiting, continues to lose weight, etc. then would want to get her in asap.