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I don't know what happens with her but I've the impression that her life is coming to its end.

Last 27th of July her so beloved half-brother 'Ivy' crossed the bridge and she got a serious depression and

got very skinny. She recovered strength after some weeks but her face remained very skull-like. Nevertheless,

despite her face muscles having partly disappeared, she managed perfectly to eat, drink and chew stuff and play

sometimes with empty plastic bottles or balls at the beach where I took her about 3 times per week. But her happiness was gone.

She didn't like the walks without Ivy and always trotted behind me. Her face is always sad and serious.

She became a very picky eater and often she refused kibble but loved home made food and I started cooking

on a daily basis. In the last weeks on some days she refused even the home-cooked but on the next day she ate

again. Her activity level seemed to decrease a little but still she was O.K.

Last Sunday she refused to eat any food. Well I thought, she might need a day or two to get her digestive system

in order. Monday she didn't eat either. I cooked all her preferred meals, sardines, chicken, hamburgers...nothing.

On Tuesday she kept refusing to eat, so I called the vet who came today and checked her all over and took some

blood for an analysis. I hope to get the results tomorrow in the evening. Soldi has lost a lot of weight in these few days and is very weak. The last two mornings she vomited superyellow foam. She can't hardly walk and only

goes slowly into the garden to pee every now and then. She drinks sufficient water. The vet recommended some

electrolyt stuff, that she vomited directly after giving a tiny bit to her.

She looks so sad and it breaks my heart to see her like that. I suppose that she has some kind of cancer.

Her gums look good, however.

 

Anybody had some kind of this happen?

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Perseverance is not a long race...

it is many short races one after another.

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the yellow foamy stuff is probably bile - what dogs throw up when there is nothing left. as far as the eating or not, you might want to find a specialist, as what your describing could be serious, or as simple as a parasite/worm.

 

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I don't know what happens with her but I've the impression that her life is coming to its end.

Last 27th of July her so beloved half-brother 'Ivy' crossed the bridge and she got a serious depression and

got very skinny. She recovered strength after some weeks but her face remained very skull-like. Nevertheless,

despite her face muscles having partly disappeared, she managed perfectly to eat, drink and chew stuff and play

sometimes with empty plastic bottles or balls at the beach where I took her about 3 times per week. But her happiness was gone.

She didn't like the walks without Ivy and always trotted behind me. Her face is always sad and serious.

She became a very picky eater and often she refused kibble but loved home made food and I started cooking

on a daily basis. In the last weeks on some days she refused even the home-cooked but on the next day she ate

again. Her activity level seemed to decrease a little but still she was O.K.

Last Sunday she refused to eat any food. Well I thought, she might need a day or two to get her digestive system

in order. Monday she didn't eat either. I cooked all her preferred meals, sardines, chicken, hamburgers...nothing.

On Tuesday she kept refusing to eat, so I called the vet who came today and checked her all over and took some

blood for an analysis. I hope to get the results tomorrow in the evening. Soldi has lost a lot of weight in these few days and is very weak. The last two mornings she vomited superyellow foam. She can't hardly walk and only

goes slowly into the garden to pee every now and then. She drinks sufficient water. The vet recommended some

electrolyt stuff, that she vomited directly after giving a tiny bit to her.

She looks so sad and it breaks my heart to see her like that. I suppose that she has some kind of cancer.

Her gums look good, however.

 

Anybody had some kind of this happen?

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No ideas for you but I've got your baby in my prayers.

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How heartbreaking this must be to watch. She's just been so sad since Ivy left.

 

All I can offer is a very special prayer for both of you

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I am sorry she and you are going through this!

Almost sounds liver-related with the weight loss, lack of appetite and now, the vomiting bile. Do you know how her liver functions are?

 

Part of this could be the loss of her companion, but, it also sounds like it could be something with her liver/possibly cancer.

 

At present, I'd do a full blood panel, and go from there. Feed her what she wants and give her lots of love. That is all you can do at this point.

 

We surely do send you lots of love, many hugs, and TONS of prayers!

 

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Has she been tested for kidney disease? Can make her very sick but there are some things you can do to help her feel better.

 

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Thanks for your kind replies, so far. There's NO WAY to get any food into her since Sunday. Tomorrow I hope to

know some more info when the blood panel comes back. She has no fever and doesn't loose any fluids except those

vomits. But about 3 days ago I saw dry blood on her blanket which I suppose she vomited at night. But that was

only once. What worries me is her impressingly fast decline. Sunday, we still walked about half an hour, Monday

morning I took her for a short 20 minute walk but she didn't want to jump into the car and fell aside (never happened

before)and today she hardly maintaines her body on her feet, so weak is she...I'm so terribly sad and can't eat

and find sleep either...

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it is many short races one after another.

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the symptoms you describe has been my life with Rascal for the last couple months.

he was diagnosed with Glomerulonephritis. 3/1/10 renal failure. We had an Ultrasound done that confirmed the poor state of his kidneys.

he has started eating again ,, only Raw diet, which isn't the best for the kidneys. but at least he is eating something. He still has lost 3lbs this month.

 

he is on blood pressure meds,

pepcid

asprin

subQ Fluids (i give them to him at home,, every other day)

 

I hope you get better news from the tests you are doing! :grouphug

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Sending prayers for your sweetest girl.

 

Some pepcid (10mg famotidine) might ease her tummy and help her to eat again. Your vet could give other meds that might help.

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Awww Marion , it is breaking my Heart. Poor Soldie . Sending you lots of gentle Hugs and Prayers for you and your Pup. I hope the Bloodtest will give you some Answers as of what is going on with Soldie :brokenheart

How old is Soldie ????

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Ok.. if you want to try to "force feed," you could try baby food, or broth, ... Ensure, etc. and use a turkey baster ... give SMALL AMOUNTS several times a day, ...

 

This is obviously not an ideal way to get nourishment into her, but something! Just a thought ...

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she could be very ill, or she could be vomiting because her stomach is empty. the weakness too could be caused by low body fuel. try syringing some sugar water in her to give her body a little something to run on. or syringe in to her the equivalent of Ensure or Boost. hopefully having something in her stomach will quell her nausea a little and having some fuel for her muscles to use will help her weakness

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How sad. It sounds like late stage Renal Failure; I've lost 3 beautiful dogs to it over many many years and the first one went quite quickly from healthy and happy to being PTS over about 3 weeks. Middle one took about 8 weeks after starting to get picky before she refused food. The last one we managed in CRF for about 2 years, but after going off food completely it was only a couple of weeks. If this is what it is then the dog will be feeling as if they have a really bad hangover plus an upset stomach; you can however do things to make them feel more comfortable which your vet will explain id there is a diagnosis of the condition.

Hope and prayers fpor a good outcome.

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I don't have any suggestions, just sending my good thoughts for you both. :grouphug

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When I Force Fed Rascal i used Caned food, put the can in the refrigerator, being cold will help hold it together. form into small balls, and push into mouth, down the throat. Rascal got very used to this quickly.

 

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I am so sorry Marion :( It sounds like she is acting very much like my Sugar when she went into kidney failure. Sometime you can "jump start" their appetite with sub-q fluids and meds like pepcid or cerenia (sp?) to soothe the stomach and stimulate the appetite. It didn't work for Sugar, and after a week of her refusing all food, I realized she was ready, so I let her go :cry1 I hope this is not the case with sweet Soldi :bighug

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