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A got a new dog from a shelter and she has not eaten days

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Customer: A got a new dog from a shelter and she has not eaten for 4 days
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Food is down to her all of the time but she wil not eat
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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. 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:

Have you seen her straining like she would like to pass stool?
Is she drinking?
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?
Could she have eaten anything she should not have (ie bones, stones, socks, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?