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My Yorkie did not eat at all yesterday. He moped around and…

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Hi. My Yorkie did...

Hi. My Yorkie did not eat at all yesterday. He moped around and slept all day but I wss doing the same so I didn't think anything of it. This morning he woke up and tried to eat his dry food and seemed to be having an issue. I gave him wet food and he gobbled it down like he was starving. Now he's shaking and is walking around with his tail tucked between his legs

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Mozart 14 months

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

He is typically very energetic and playful, especially in the morning so this is not normal for him

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am Dr Z. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply ASAP.

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Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Thanks for trusting me to help you and Mozart today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years of experience and would be happy work with you but need a bit more information to better assist you if you don’t mind.

When was the last time you saw him pass a bowel movement?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Yesterday morning. He did not poop at night. Sometimes he'll do that and then poop twice in the morning
Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

It may be that he was feeling a little nauseous but then after eating, he felt worse. It certainly sounds as if he is having some GI distress. If he passed stool yesterday, I wouldn't expect him to be constipated, so it is more likely he is having a bout of gastroenteritis or even pancreatitis. Sometimes a fast will help this.

Since he is an adult dog, a 12hr fast will not hurt him and will let his gut calm down. Continue to offer small amounts of water at a time. When you do begin feeding him again, you will want to offer frequent, small meals of something very digestible for him. These would include items like boiled hamburger or chicken and rice or pasta. No sauces or gravies, but a little non greasy broth would be OK. If he refuses to eat or starts to vomit, I would definitely have him examined by your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.

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Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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