No worries if she was breathing heavy during the storm, that will be stress related. Though I am concerned to whether she has gotten something during the BBQ since this anorexia with tenderness rings alarm bells of possible foreign bodies (rib bones, corn cobs, skewers that had meat on them are the most common issues at BBQs this time of year) or possible pancreatitis if she did eat something richer then she was used to. Of course, with the stress of a recent move and a new area, its not uncommon to see anorexia due to brewing gut infections. And these would be our top suspects if there are no other changes, even if she is possibly putting a brave face on and only tensing with palpation.
With this all in mind, we can try some home supportive care to see if we can settle her stomach. To start, if she hasn’t just vomited (since otherwise we’d need to rest her stomach for a few hours first), then you can consider treating her with an antacid. Common pet safe OTC ones we can use include Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid), Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac), or Tagamet (More Info/Dose Here @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/cimetidine-hcl-tagamet). Whichever you choose, we’d give this 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption. Of course, do check with her vet before use if she has any known health issues or is on any medications you didn’t mention.
After that has had time to absorb, we can start her on small meals of a light/easily digestible diet. I’d avoid the turkey necks for the short term and use something mild like cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, or meat baby food (as long as its garlic/onion free). There are also OTC vet diets that can be used (ie Hill’s I/D or Royal Canin’s sensitivity) too. Though if you try these and she cannot be tempted, we can consider syringe feeding at this stage to get some nutrients into her and likely some energy. Options there would be watered down Hills A/D, Royal Canin Recovery, Clinicare, Dogsure, or even canned puppy food. There are also nutrient pastes (ie Nutrical) that can help. And as all are very nutrient dense, a little goes along way in these cases.
Finally, since dehydration may be a risk if she isn’t drinking as much or enough to match her fluid losses from not eating, we need to keep a close eye on her hydration. To check this and ensure she’s not becoming dehydrated, there are a few things you can test. Further to checking for gum moisture, you will want to make sure her eyes are not looking sunken and that she doesn’t have a "skin tent" when you lift the skin. To see how to check these parameters for dehydration, you can find a good video HERE (http://www.ehow.com/video_12232503_dog-dehydrated.html). If you are seeing any signs of dehydration already, then that would be our cue to have her seen before this becomes an additional issue (especially as it is often dehydration that makes them feel unwell).
Overall, a wide range of agents could trigger the signs we are seeing. I am wary of this being related to the BBQ with how quickly her signs followed, but we do have some other concerns too. Therefore, we’d want to start supportive care to settle her stomach. If she cannot keep that or water down at any point, appears dehydrated already, or doesn’t respond to the above within 12-24 hours; then we'd want to get her vet involved. They can assess her hydration, rule out fever, make sure there is nothing in her stomach that shouldn't be there or any sinister viruses present. Depending on their findings, her vet can treat her with injectable anti-nausea medication, appetite stimulants, +/- antibiotics to get her back feeling like herself.
Please take care,
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