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I am sorry to hear Pupy is not feeling well. Can you please tell me what bladder problems she is having and what medications she was placed on?
I am sorry if you are having issues with the site, I am online another 30 minutes tonight and will do my best to assist you both.There is a possibility that the medications she is on is making things worse for her but knowing which medications these are will help me guide my recommendations. Please call your veterinarian in the morning regardless to adjust the medications and hopefully allow these progressive symptoms to subside...
Was the medication proin or des? Has she had any vomiting or diarrhea? Nausea (licking lips, increased salivation, eating grass)?
I do wonder if there is something else going on besides a reaction to the medication but if it was proin then some dogs can have severe side effects from this medication and although she may need supportive care to help her through this acute phase she should start to improve but I do strongly urge you have her seen by your veterinarian in the morning
Some things to start now:- Begin pepcid 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. Other options include jarred baby foods meat varieties (try several types to see if there is one preferred, 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 increase the appetite. Again 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 possiblePlease 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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Good evening, I wanted to check in on Pupy to see how she was doing today? I would love an update when you are able
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