Recently he is not eating. 3 days back and has a low level of energy. Felfel 14. I did labs and Sheef elevated mild

Expert's Assistant chatimg
Customer: Recently he is not eating
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this decrease in the dog's appetite? How is his energy level?
Customer: 3 days back and has a low level of energy
JA: Does the dog seem to be in any pain?
Customer: no
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: felfel 14
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: i did labs and Sheef elevated mild elevation of his LFTs
Answered by Dr. Michael Salkin in 5 mins 1 year ago
imglogo
Dr. Michael Salkin
48+ years of experience
logo

127,246 satisfied customers

Specialities include: Dog Veterinary, Dog Medicine, Dog Diseases, Small Animal Veterinary

Dr. Michael Salkin is typing. Please be patient.

I'm sorry to hear about this with Felfel.  Can you upload a copy of all of his test results?  I understand that you might not have a copy at home but Felfel's vet can provide you with a copy that you could upload here as a .pdf file or you can photograph the pages and upload them as images.  I not only review the test results but also note which tests should have been performed but weren't.

Customer
I lost his test results sorry
Customer
I prefer if we continue on chat

His vet can give you a copy.  I'm handicapped by not being able to see all of his test results.

Customer
My question is how can I feed Felfel
Customer
For the past 3 days Felfel is only drinking water
Customer
Can I give Felfel juice so he can get energy

You can force feed Felfel with a gruel of his regular food with a small poultry baster placed between his cheek teeth and cheek.  Ultimately, however, you'll need to find out why he's become anorexic and treat effectively.

Customer
Felfel used to have high protein diet my vet advised me to start him on low protein diet and to give him dry food that was a week back he tolerated the feeding at first but then he stopped I tried to mix it with chicken but still he didn’t touch it
Customer
Can you till me what type of liver diet I can cook for felfel
Customer
Tomorrow I have an appointment with his vet I will get the results and the medicine he gave felfel so you can have better idea
Customer
Doc are you still there

Yes; the type of diet is predicated upon the type of liver condition.  I need to know more before recommending a special diet.

Customer
can I reach out to you tomorrow with the labs

Yes, please remain in this conversation rather than opening up a new one.  I'm in the Hawaii time zone.

Customer
Great thanks

You're quite welcome.

Customer
Hello Doctor I managed to get Felfel’s labs can you please take a look at it

Thank you.  Give me a moment to take a look, please.

The ALT is not significantly elevated.  The other important liver markers - ALP, albumin, TBIL - couldn't be assessed because the blood was hemolyzed.  Those tests need to be repeated at no cost to you.  No assessment of liver health can be made at this time.

Please continue in this conversation if you wish.

Customer
do I have to change his diet
Customer
Or can I go back to his high protein diet
Customer
Because felfel is so picky when it comes to food

At this time I see no reason for a special diet.  Please give a 14 year old anything he wants to eat.  When I'm his age, don't tell me what I can and can't eat!   Please continue in this conversation if you wish.

Thank you for your kind accept.  I appreciate it. I can't set a follow up in this venue and so please return to our conversation with an update at your convenience.

Read less
unlike
0 Likes
logoBack
logologo
Dr. Michael Salkin
logo
logo
127,246 satisfied customers
logo
48+ years of experience
imglogo
Dr. Michael Salkin
+ years of experience
logo

127246 satisfied customers

Ellen

Ellen

Licensed veterinarians

31,131 satisfied customers

Pearl avatar
Pearl Wilson, Veterinarian's Assistant
116 Veterinarians are online right now.
Related Veterinary Questions
Elevated liver enzymes, 15 yr old black lab. Pit mix.
1.8.2023
img
M. Heil, DVM
Associate Veterinarian
10 Satisfied Customers
Elevated liver function studies, elevated cholesterol and
11.10.2022
img
DoctorMike
Veterinarian
15,378 Satisfied Customers
I'd like to speak with Dr. regarding my dogs lab work. He
12.11.2021
img
DoctorMike
Veterinarian
15,378 Satisfied Customers
Our dogs blood test came back showing him a bit anemic with
9.6.2021
img
Dr. Megan Brown
Veterinary Oncologist
776 Satisfied Customers
My dog blood sugar was 0.6. He was womiting and not eating.
8.11.2020
img
MichelleB717
Pet Specialist
4,221 Satisfied Customers
How it works
logoAsk for help, 24/7
Ask for help, 24/7
Members enjoy round-the-clock access to 12,000+ verified Experts, including doctors, lawyers, tech support, mechanics, vets, home repair pros, more.
logoExpert will respond in minutes
Expert will respond in minutes
After you reach out, we match you with an Expert who specializes in your situation. Talk, text, chat, whichever you prefer.
logoSave time & money
Save time & money
No scheduling hassles, missing time from work, or expensive consults.
A JustAnswer membership can save you significant time and money each month.
Sarahesq and 87 other Veterinarian specialists are ready to help you.
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.
Why you’ll love JustAnswer
JustAnswer is the best way to get expertise on-demand from doctors, lawyers, vets, mechanics and more. Since 2003, we’ve helped more than 9 million people in 196 countries and have an A+ rating with BBB and a 9.6/10 rating with TrustPilot.
Highly rated, verified Experts
We pride ourselves in our 8-step verification process including license and credential checks. Vetted by us and rated by customers, like you.
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal ...leave nothing to chance.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
JustAnswer, Professional Services  General, San Francisco, CA
Google reviews
TrustPilot Reviews