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12 year old Boxer not eating or drinking, no vomiting or

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12 year old Boxer not eating or drinking, no vomiting or diarrhea, very fatigued and normal temperature to the touch. Was diagnosed with pancreatitis about 2 months back when she had the same symptoms. However, I'm not sure I agree with that diagnosis since there weren't any substantial tests done with the exception of some blood work. All the normal medications for that diagnosis were given, and we got her eating again by giving bland foods before introducing Honest Kitchen dehydrated fish as her new food. Side note, she does not eat table scraps, people food and only gets dog treats on occasion (maybe 3-5 per week). Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
First, is she currently showing signs of anorexia?
What treatments has she specifically had this time?
How long has this new flare up been present?
What bloods were tested before? Where they rechecked at this stage?
Did she have any belly discomfort this time?
What color are her gums? Pink? Pale/white?

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