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You say he has been sick. Aside from not eating, and the warm nose/ear(not an indicator of fever)...what other signs have you seen?Dr.V
I'm good...but not that good!
I have a couple suggestions, but of course a physical exam by a vet is the obviously the best option.
Since I don't know what antibiotic it is...you need to continue it. I think aside from the anxiety of just being in a new environment, routine...which can make a dog not eat much. I do feel that the dog may be experiencing nausea which can come from medications on an empty or almost empty stomach.
Why don't you start with 1-2 tsps of Maalox and then try starting some boiled rice and chicken or browned lean ground beef and get the dog eating.
Of course if vomiting or something else starts, call your vet.
No, just syringe it in...you can get a dropper or syringe that has marking to show a tsp OR just take a spoon and put in his mouth.
You want to give this about 20 minutes before feeding.
Depends on the dog...I would say within 2 weeks the routine should be down and the dog is understanding it...as well as his new owners.
You are welcome, and thank you for opening your home to a dog who needed it!