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Emmie Is Under The Weather

My 15 month old puppy is under the weather. Last weekend Emmie started acting lethargic and did not eat dinner Mon-Wed this week and then yesterday and today she hasn’t eaten at all. She’s drinking water and doesn’t seem to be in pain but all she wants to do is sleep. This is a big departure from her normal behavior, which is high energy. I took her to the vet this morning and her bloodwork came back negative, she doesn’t have a fever, and she didn’t mind him examining her. Here are tests the vet ran:

• Chemistry 17
• Complete Blood Count
• Electrolytes
• sNAP cPL Lipase Test

He gave me Hill’s i/d canned dog food to feed her for the next 3-4 days but she’s shown no interest in it. Next step is possibly an x-ray tomorrow to see if she has a blockage but I just don’t know. She’s not one to eat a bunch of stuff on the ground or get into trash so I have no idea what she could have eaten that’s made her sick (assuming it’s food-related).

Has anyone else ever experienced anything like this with their furbaby?

-Jeanne
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sorry to hear this Jeanne, yeah the vet will have to look further. Keep us posted

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Hope your baby is feeling better real soon.

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I hope she's feeling better soon!

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Feel better Emmie!

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Poor poor pup!

Does she have a cough or the sniffles?
Bama had no appetite when we got her and wasn't gaining weight like she should...the vet said the puppy cough made her nose too stuffy to smell her food, so she had no interest in it...just like when humans get colds and lose their appetite.

Did your doc suggest putting food in her mouth? Or to try a nutrition supplement like Puppy-Cal?
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is she having any urinary issues? peeing more frequently or anything that you've noticed?
Did the vet do a urinalysis? Tillie was very lethargic for weeks and was trembling, snapping at the kids, it was totally out of character for her... and THEN she started peeing on the beds. It was her ONLY way of telling me something was wrong. She had crystals and a horrible UTI that took several months and different antibiotics to clear up.
All that to say... next time you go in, ask about having a urinalysis done, if nothing else, to at least rule that out.

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Thanks for all the well wishes. It’s baffling because she hasn’t coughed or vomited, and there’s been no diarrhea or excessive peeing or trembling. Her only symptoms are lack of appetite and lethargy. However, this evening was the first time she seemed like she was reluctant to pee, and she’s hardly pooped this week. I also know she’s not feeling well because she’s on the bed next to me and barking dogs on a video I’m watching haven’t caused her to bark back, which is what she usually does. I’m definitely concerned. I will ask the vet about a urinalysis tomorrow so we can rule out UTI. -Jeanne
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poor baby. I would hope by today you can get to the bottom of all this. Have you tried chicken?

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Yesterday morning I gave Emmie some bites of chicken and she ate a little but then didn't eat the rest of the day/evening. The vet wants me to feed her a bland diet with Hill's i/d. This morning she wouldn't eat out of her bowl but I did get her to eat a little of the canned food out of my hand. Now she just wants to curl up in my lap. I like it but it means she's not feeling well since she's normally an independent (and sassy) little girl who doesn't snuggle in my lap much.
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