Ugh... Jasmine is about the weirdest dog I've ever met when it comes to food. She needs to eat before she takes the antibiotics for her anaplasmosis. Well, getting her to eat is alot of freakin work.
I got her Merrick canned, she won't touch that. She won't touch her kibble. She won't eat roast beef or turkey. The only thing she wants is these chicken treats but it doesn't seem to be enough because she throws up if she gets the meds with them.
I guess the meds are making her not hungry but geez. She can't have any dairy on these meds and of course she wants the cheese Riley gets for treats, but she can't have it. It's ok getting the nightly dose into her but the morning one... nope, won't eat.
The last time Camilla was off her food, following surgery to remove 2 lipomas, I thought I was losing her, she wouldn't eat anything for days. My vet said to try things she likes that I would normally not let her have,"scrambled eggs, bacon, you know, the good stuff." She didn't go for any of that, but I cut up a link sausage into really small pieces and tossed the first two down her gullet one at a time as if they were pills. After the 2nd one she stopped resisting and ate them one at a time out of my hand. Then she ate all the pieces of a second link out of her food bowl. Later she ate a little rice with sausage juice on it and the next day she was eating normally. Once her appetite was back up, I'd give her her pills right before feeding her like usual, and she took them without protest.
Hope your puppy bounces right back from this, they really frighten us when they won't eat!
Already talked to the vet, he just lowered the dose she gets. Which didn't really help.
She normally loves scrambled eggs but since I can't put the cheese in it she doesn't want it. Tried raw hamburger, cooked hamburger, chicken, whatever I've been eating. She just doesn't seem to be hungry.
No I never mix the meds with the food. I never had luck wiht that with Riley so I just put it down her throat after she eats. But today, she's ate nothing. I tried roast beef, salami, kibble, canned food, eggs.... I give up!
When you say a syringe, do you mean make mush food or something?
yes, mush it up to a consistency that can pass through the syringe. use those syringes that are for feeding tubes. place it at the back of her throat and feed her a little bit at a time. if she tries to spit it out, tilt her head up and close her mouth. she will have no choice but to swallow. It can be messy, but with out food or medication, she wont get better.
you can also just take small pieces of soft food like soaked dry food or can food and force feed it to her the same way you do with the pills.
PS, May god have mercy on your fingers. ;)
***Edited By: juno on 12/27/2006 5:28:01 PM*** Reason: add