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I have a 15 yr old Collie .....will not eat ...but drinks

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I have a 15 yr old Collie .....will not eat ...but drinks water occasionally....she has had an I v by skin not by veins....still wont eat ....her blood work is not showing anything ...What is my next step....she has been diagnosed with geriatric vestibular syndrome ..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Did her vet try her with any medication besides the fluids?

Any retching, gagging, liplicking, drooling, or vomiting?

Are her gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, does she have any tensing,tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Did her appetite loss start the same time as her vestibular issues?