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my dog wont eat she drinks water but lays around no energ

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my dog won't eat she drinks water but lays around no energy
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
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Have you noticed vomiting?


Weight loss?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
weight loss she was eating some long grass but no vomiting
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
With the lack of appetite and eating grass, my hope is that this is a bad gastroenteritis - or upset stomach!

If you would like to try conservative management at home, you can try to offer a bland diet. A common bland diet is boiled chicken and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken). I would try this for about 1 week, hoping that she improves over this time.

You can also consider giving 10mg of Pepcid A/C (famotidine) by mouth every 12 hours for 5 days for stomach upset. You can purchase this over the counter.

If the signs do not resolve - or worsen - in 48-72 hours, then I would see your primary veterinarian.

Regarding a veterinary visit, tests they may consider performing include:
- Evaluation of the feces for abnormal bacteria or parasites
- Bloodwork to check electrolytes and organ values
- Potentially even x-rays.

Hopefully with a little food change / bland diet, everything will be better in a few days.

I hope this information helps!
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