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10 year old Collie did not eat breakfast until 4pm and is

now breathing heavily and fast...
10 year old Collie did not eat breakfast until 4pm and is now breathing heavily and fast. She moved into apartment with her 'mommy' last week. Could this just be stress from the move?? She didn't eat until she came back to my house.
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Dr. Denise
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Yes, decreased appetite can certainly be a result of stress. Dogs (esp Collies) can show their stress with decreased appetite or delayed eating.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
She also had diarrhea
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you!

If she is also having diarrhea with her decreased appetite, I recommend mixing cooked rice with her kibble, or offering cooked rice mixed with minced boiled chicken to give her something easy to digest and to bulk up her stool.

To decrease any upset stomach and encourage her to have an appetite, I recommend:

Pepcid ac (generic famotidine) at a dose of one 20mg tablet every 12 hours for a few days while she transitions to her new home.

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I wish you all the best with her transition.

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