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He has stopp4d eating but will drink water. He is 16 years…

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He has stopp4d eating...

He has stopp4d eating but will drink water. He is 16 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?

He has stopped eating. He drinks water but refuses food. He is 16 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Hercules

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Hercules?

Just that he is fairly old

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He is a mixed breed hound —brown Hair, long hair, pointed ears, face similar to a German Shepard
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has he been showing signs?

Any retching, gagging, lip licking, drooling, or vomiting?

Does he appear to be drinking excessively?

Any changes to his breathing?

Are his gums pink or white/pale? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Could he have eaten anything harmful (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He stopped eating three days ago, but would drink water. Not excessively though. Today however he started eating again. We fed him a half can of dog food at noon and then the remainder at 5. He seems to have gotten better.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Thank goodness, I am glad to see he has begun eating for you.

In that case, I will pass your question back to customer service :)

Happy holidays,

Dr. B.

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