Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.
I have seen these symptoms before, they usually indicate an issue with the teeth or mouth. He could have a fractured or abscessed tooth which causes pain when he bites down on food. That cannot be seen with the naked eye so xrays must be done.
It is also possible he swallowed a sharp item like an earring post and it sticks him when he tries to eat.
He must have xrays with contrast like barium so the item can be seen.
In the meantime pick up all dry food. Feed him only either smooth pate canned food or baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic.
If his blood work comes with hyperthyroid
- it can be treated with medication and a special food. It is made by hills and called Y/D. It comes in wet and dry forms:
BUT if not t is imperative to get the xrays done so we can ascertain what is going on inside him
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