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Not Eating Her Kibble


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First a little background on Travel. She started off with a nasty rash and urine scalding 4 weeks ago. She's been on antibiotics and is on her second round of antibiotics and steriods. All during this time, her companion of 4 years, Echo was diagnosed with osteo.

Last week right around when she started the steriods, she started hiding and became more lethargic than normal. She gets a little wet food at breakfast and dinner, and free feeds kibble all day. She was eating a little wet food and barely any kibble.

Now, she won't eat kibble. She eats a little wet food and a hot dog for breakfast and dinner, since I am desperate for her to eat. She has never been a food motivated hound, but I'm worried about her.

We are regular customers at the vet these days, currently waiting on a huge round of bloodwork for Travel. In the meantime, Echo passed last Friday. I know Travel is grieving right now.

How do I get her to enjoy her kibble again? I'm a little afraid she'll get used to the hot dog and wet food and continue to not want kibble.

She's dropped from 59 to 56 lbs in 2 weeks.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Guest normaandburrell

Steroids and antibiotics both can cause major stomach upset, even ulcers. Ask the vet for something to decrease acid production. So sorry for your loss. I hope you get your girl feeling better soon.

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Guest Shermanator

I thought that, but she stopped eating before Echo died. Poor little thing. Blood work came back and they think it's her gallbladder. Ultrasound tomorrow.

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Shermanator, this is too much to have to deal with in such a short period of time. I hope this can be easily managed and that she feels better soon. You, too.

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