I have a Rat Terrier who is almost 2 years old. She started vomiting a week ago. She is usually full of energy, but her energy has decreased as well as her appetite. She didn't drink anything all day Saturday except for a little bit of Pedialyte. Sunday she vomited all that she had drank back up. She finally ate some of her food Sunday night, but wouldn't drink anything. I took her to the vet yesterday because I didn't want her to get dehydrated. She is on IV's but is still not eating. They have her on Cissapride & Fomotadine. Cissapride is supposed to keep her guts moving & the Fomotadine is like Pepcid from what I understand. I went to visit her today & she was really happy to see me, but was trying to refuse the food that they were force feeding her. The Vet Tech told me that she might be released tomorrow, but I don't know why they would let her come home if she's not eating. Has anyone been through this before? I don't know if I should take her somewhere else or hope that she will start eating on her own once she's at home.
The only time that I have experienced a situation like this is when my almost 2 year old cockapoo is moved to a new place or put into the kennel. There is no medical explanation behind my dog's behavior, but she will not eat or drink or go to the bathroom. Have you talked to your vet about an x-ray? maybe the x-ray will show something different. Whatever you choose to do, I hope that your dog is alright.
There are so many things that come to mind when a dog is vomiting and refuses to eat. Gastroenteritis, colitis, pancreatitis, foreign bodies. I assume they would have recommended bloodwork and xrays. An xray would help determine if she had foreign body causing a blockage in her intestine. We've pulled all sorts of things out of dogs that have been swallowed. Just Wed. we had to do surgery on a little dog and ended up pulling out a huge wad of hair, and pieces of carpet. He's doing much better now. If that's been ruled out and she was hospitalized, seeming to be bright and alert and if she had stopped vomiting I can see the vet sending her home. Sometimes they won't eat for us, but they will eat for their owners. If the only thing off is that the dog's not eating the vet may be thinking that once she gets home she'll starting eating again and be okay. Hope she's feeling better!