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Experience:  General veterinarian with a special interest in internal medicine and emphasis on individualized care.
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My daughter's pug is not eating or drinking for 2 days.....

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My daughter's pug is not eating or drinking for 2 days.....
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Finn
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Finn?
Customer: Not aware of anything else. The times that I have watched Finn, he is very active with good appetite and intake of fluids. I'm a physician and took care of my daughter for several days with a viral syndrome.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,

I'mCustomerand I would be glad to help with your question about Finn. Failure to eat or drink for two days is serious. It is likely that Finn is dehydrated at this point which only complicates matters. My advice is to take him to a veterinarian for a physical exam as soon as possible. If day time hours are difficult due to your busy schedule, then consider an after hour emergency veterinarian. Based on physical findings, the vet will advise you on any diagnostics that seem necessary as well as whether or not outpatient treatment versus hospitalization is needed. Until you can get Finn to a vet, keep him inside near water and several dog food options (low fat, bland foodss ideal: chicken breast without skin or fat, turkey or chicken lunch meat). Monitor him for vomiting or diarrhea so you can report that to the vet. I would not suggest any over the counter treatments at this time.

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Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,

I wanted to check in and see how Finn is doing. Were you abel to get him to the vet yet? Please let me know when you have a chance.


Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Karing