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Experience:  More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
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My dog will not eat. Have tried Many kinds of dog food. She

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My dog will not eat. Have tried Many kinds of dog food. She is eight years old,I have had her two month.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Her name is*****: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lucy?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 months ago.

I am sorry to hear about Lucy not eating. Is she still drinking water? Any vomiting? Is Lucy spayed? How long since she last ate anything?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 months ago.

No, she is not spayed? Is she drinking water? How long since she last ate?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 months ago.

When dogs stop eating, it is often a sign of illness; sometimes it is the only sign of illness. If she is not spayed, I would be worried about a possible infection in her uterus. If she is not drinking, I would be worried about her becoming dehydrated.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 months ago.

I am so sorry, but I can't make calls for the website. I can answer questions here, or I can opt out and you can wait for another expert who can make calls.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
She has been spayed
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 months ago.

Good she is spayed! So when you said No before, was that to her drinking water, or if she is vomiting? Since I can't see and examine her, the more information I have the better I can answer your questions about Lucy.

Is she vomiting?

Is she drinking water?

How long since she ate?

If you look at her gums, are they pink in color?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 months ago.

I am sorry, do you mean no to vomting and to water drinking? If she is not drinking water, she is in danger of becoming dehydrated. I am sorry to keep asking, but since I cannot examine her, I need more information to help you.

How long since she last ate?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 months ago.

Are her gums pink in color? This is pretty important; if her gums look pale, she is probably in need of medical attention.