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I have a tiny chihuahua 8 weeks old, she refuses to eat or

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I have a tiny chihuahua 8 weeks old, she refuses to eat or drink. Had her to the vet and she was hypoglycemic. IV's got her blood sugar back to normal, however she still will not eat. She is otherwise healthy, except a slight open on fontelle.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: She acts like she wants nurse an older dog I have in the house.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Vatania
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi, JACustomer. Thanks for your question.

What foods are being offered?

Have you tried placing some directly into her mouth?

Did your vet supply you with a product called Nutrical?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been giving her can food with milk replacer in a syringe. 3cc every three hours. No they did not give nutrical.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

I would ask for nutrical. This supplement has helped probably millions of chihuahuas and other small breed dogs through problems like this. It is nutritionally dense and also meant to keep their blood sugar up.

I would also try offering some chicken baby food that is pureed and she if she is interested in that.

If you're planning to talk to your vet about nutrical, I would also request a few cans of Hill's A/D or a similar diet that's calorie dense.

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