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Dr. Scott; Thankl-you, I just took my Paco(chihuahua) into the vets. He isnt eating or drinking, I force feed him. When i pinch his skin, it stays standing. So I let him there for 24 hours of O2 and I.V.s. Then the vet will assess him 6-29 at noon. I know he is suffering, the vet doesnt think he will make it. Yet, 2 hours after I.V.s and the O2, I came to his cage and he just wagged his tail and got up and walked 4 steps over to me, but then he collapses. He crys sooo much. do you thionk Im doing the right thing if he doesnt improve by 6-29. I dont want him to have to suffer. How long can this weakness, crying, rewfusing to eat or drink, etc., etc., go on for? Have to go see him now, thank-you for all your help. I cant stop crying, I am so torn about what to do. Sincerely, Lynette
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Hello there,

It sounds like he has improved some. Fluids will make a big difference in how he feels. Dogs can go many days without eating, but they need to drink daily to stay hydrated. He may want to eat after 24 hours on fluids. I would take some baby food in with you to see if he will take it on his own if the clinic does not have any. If he doesn't eat after the fluid therapy, there may not be much more that can be done.
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