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My dog usually can't wait to eat in the morning but this morning was moving slow and did not want to eat anything. She has had a little water. The only thing that I gave her lastnight that was different was a mint flavored rawhide chip...she has always liked plain ones and has never had any problems. Please help!
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Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 6 years ago
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Have you noticed any other changes such as vomiting or diarrhea?

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Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 6 years ago
You seem to be offline right now.

With your history, this would support a mild gastroenteritis.


Therapies to consider include:

1) Starting a bland diet.

One option would be a veterinary prescription bland diet called Hill’s I/D (LINK HERE)

The second option would be a home-cooked bland diet. A common bland diet is boiled white rice and either boiled white meat chicken or boiled hamburger. Whichever protein source is chosen (chicken or hamburger) it is recommended to offer a mixture of 2/3 rice and 1/3 of the protein source.

If the diet is tolerated, and once clinical improvement is seen, it is recommended to SLOWLY transition back to the normal diet.

When you start to transition to the normal diet, you can initially offer a food mixture with the majority being the boiled rice and meat and have a small amount of normal dog food mixed in.

Each day you can gradually decrease the amount of rice and meat and gradually increase the amount of normal dog food in the mixture.

We recommend a slow transition over 3-5 days to reduce possible stomach upset.

2) Antacids for stomach upset (often one is chosen of the 3 choices below):
- Famotidine (Pepcid A/C) - LINK HERE
- Prilosec OTC (Omeprazole) - LINK HERE
- Rantididine (Zantac) - LINK HERE

Hopefully this is just more of an upset stomach (gastroenteritis) and will resolve with a little supportive care and time.

I hope this information helps!
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