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Old 12-03-2012, 09:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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He used to eat more , but past 2 days his tail was down , he didn't wanna walk , play , chew , eat or drink anything , and didn't poop or pee , so i took him to vets this morning and she said that his temperature was up and she thinks it's a bug , as he was coughing up bile too , so she gave him 2 jags and Said if not better by tomorrow to bring back in for tests I hope he's gonna get better I've been forcing water dwn him every hour xx
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi grace il try anything to get him eating right now but I no its not good long term hand feeding :/ il try the gravy or stock thing though too x
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Hey guys make sure there is no infection first take them to the vets daisy had beginnigs of ear infection and this can put them off then try warming their food or wetting it brings out the flavour. Daisy loves warm water she gets warm water in her water bottle every morning and drinks it all. Think it's nice to give hem something warm these cold days. Just don't forget pups will push the boundaries too but def get them checked by vet I'd not already done so. Once Daisy's ear infection cleared she was back to her normal mischievous self and eating fine.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Lyndsy your poor puppy try not to worry don't force food in of he's not having it heat water little might help I don't know we are sending hugs and daisy gives a special lick. She obviously knows as she is currently liking my phone to death lol
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Thank you for the advice il try the warm ware too I just hope the vets right and it is just a bug he's picked up he's just sleeping lotsn lots xx
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Awww thank you wish Albert would give licks back xx
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I hope Albert feels better soon Tummy bugs can make them feel yuck... just like when you have the stomach flu - you don't want to eat. Hope he gets better soon.

As far as hand feeding -- It won't spoil your pup. It is actually a great bonding tool. You become the "giver of all good things". It takes trust for a dog to eat out of your hand.

You switched foods for Boo ... and he ate great for a few weeks? Then stopped? .... Could it be food allergies? Does he have any other signs - runny nose, itching, red ears or anus, poop changes, red rimmed eyes, feel hotter in general? - Sometimes it takes awhile for these things to develop.

Some does may prefer smaller meals more often. So that is something to consider.

I labeled Grace as a "picky eater".... but the fact is she is not. She simply will not eat things that will make her sick. So no matter how long it's been since she has eaten if I put something down that she knows will make her sick, she won't eat it.

So that's a thought. Are there any common ingredients from your last food and this new food?
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Thanks tori Xx
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Agree with tori on food alergies I got daisy checked for all food alergies. On hand feeding its a preference I give daisy treats and rewards from my hand which she loves I keep the treats for that. Do get the pups checked by the vet first of all as tori said could be food alergies.
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He used to eat more , but past 2 days his tail was down , he didn't wanna walk , play , chew , eat or drink anything , and didn't poop or pee , so i took him to vets this morning and she said that his temperature was up and she thinks it's a bug , as he was coughing up bile too , so she gave him 2 jags and Said if not better by tomorrow to bring back in for tests I hope he's gonna get better I've been forcing water dwn him every hour xx

I hope he feels better today. He sounds like he's not feeling well at all
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