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The past few days Tillie has started not wanting to EAT. I home cook for her, she has always been trained to sit/stay until we release her and then she runs to her bowl and gobbles it right up. The past 2-3 days she has been getting more and more hesitant to approach her food at all... last night I had my daughter sit next to her and called her, encouraged her and finally got her eating. Once she STARTS she polishes off the whole meal. This morning, she would NOT eat, I finally had to put it in the fridge so it wouldn't go bad!
AND she is VERY lethargic, nothing excites her and her tail is down more than it is up over her back.
I did take her a lot of places over the weekend. Could she maybe have gotten a virus?
She seems to be drinking somewhat okay, and is peeing and pooping normal for now. I keep expecting her to throw up, but she hasn't yet.
OH and yesterday she had a really bad episode of the reverse sneezing, it lasted off and on for almost 30 minutes!! It hasn't happened again since...?

Any advice?? What is the "big" clue that she NEEDS to go to the vet?
I even just got her another himalayan chew and she doesn't want anything to do with it... I am worried sick about her.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 04:46 PM
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reluctance to eat is the 'big clue'. The fact that it is getting worse ....

I would make the appointment for tomorrow. At least she is peeing and pooping. Is she drinking the same amount as usual?

Any limping? soreness?

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Oh, I'm sorry to hear Tillie isn't feeling well. She could have picked something up over the week-end but hopefully it's just a cold or something not serious. I agree with Pam though, if she's still not doing well and not wanting to eat or being very active, it's better to be safe and make an appointment. You could call and tell your vet and see what he/she says.
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OMG. I hope she is ok. When Bella does the reverse sneeze she is totally not herself. She shakes and is terrified. I can't get her to walk etc. I hope this is all it is...... xoxo





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thanks everyone! I decided to get down on the floor and spends some 'serious' one on one time with her. I have a bad back (had surgery a few years ago) and knee so getting on the floor is NOT something I do. ever. lol
I chopped up TINY peices of zucchini (one of her favorites) got the clicker and we worked on "roll over" and she ate up all the zucchini and listened and is making good progress towards LEARNING roll over ... and now she is drinking. We'll see what happens when dinner time comes. I am thinking she may have a small cold... hopefully that's all it is. She isn't wanting to go for a walk, but she played with her toys for a bit and is now happily chewing on her himalayan chew... I am actually wondering IF she is holding out for kibble!? I actually fed her a dinner of kibble a few nights ago as I had run out of her food and needed to make it but didn't have time, so I used my "back up" kibble ... do you think she could actually be WANTING the kibble and refusing to eat her home cooked food!?? I know lots of havs do things like this, Tillie NEVER has, but I wonder....
I also have been very busy and there is a lot of emotional things going on right now so Tillie hasn't gotten the attention she is used to, could she be mopey because of that??! That's what I am trying to address by getting down and doing some training with her. Maybe she is feeling lonely...?
I called our vet, but beacause we are rural he is only in town T/Th ... so I have to wait till Tuesday unless it's an emergency, then I have to take her to the emergency (crappy) vet.
He thinks it COULD be just a virus as there are some going around right now and she does have a slight runny nose. OR it could be allergies as our winds have been INSANE the past week... so many things it COULD be. sigh...

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Hope it is just a simple virus, Tammy, and that Tillie is soon back to her cheerful active self. Augie went through a three meal stretch recently where he did not eat. He had been eating so well. I had scheduled his Rabies shot, and then he didn't eat the three meals prior to his appointment, so I cancelled. I think he knew! Because then he ate the next meal.

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reluctance to eat is the 'big clue'. The fact that it is getting worse ....

I would make the appointment for tomorrow. At least she is peeing and pooping. Is she drinking the same amount as usual?

Any limping? soreness?
I agree with Pam. Especially with her history, I wouldn't waste any time!


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Hope Tillie is better soon, getting her to the vet quickly is probably best . . .
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Feel better Tillie. I hope whatever it is goes away ASAP.

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So hoping everything will be ok for Tillie!

Cass did that when I was feeding her dry food, and as soon as I changed it to fresher food she jumps for joy every meal!


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