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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old 10-22-2019, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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She won't eat

My 9 month old Havanese has stopped eating , more or less, in the last few days . She has always had the breeders recommended diet of homemade patties of ground beef and/or chicken and raw grated vegetables , and raw pieces of chicken wing. I also give her Royal Canin puppy mix and occasional treats . She has never been a greedy eater though always finished up all she was given . Once or twice before she has suddenly gone 24 hours or more or without eating but this time she has hardly had anything in three days. She appears perfectly fine otherwise and as active as usual.
She has has some diarrhoea which I put down to drinking sea water, a habit I find hard to stop her from doing ( we walk on the beach every day)
It has got warm the last few days (South Australia) and she is a dog who has always sought cold places to lie so I wondered if that might be it .
I am worried
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I think the best advice would be to call your vet. Going three days without eating seems excessive to me and I would want some piece of mind about what is going on, especially with the diarrhea. I would imagine that drinking the sea water may not be the best thing also. I hope she is feeling better soon and welcome to the forum.
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I would definitely go to the vet and try to take a stool sample too so she can check for parasites. If she is not drinking either I would be concerned about dehydration and would try to get some water into her. Even wetting her lips with water and having her lick it will help.
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Thank you so much Molly and Mud . It seems the mere act of joining and posting on the Havanese Forum cured her . She has no diarrhoea, completely normal poohs,and has just eaten a large mince and veggie patty and plenty of Royal Canin dry .I confess I sprinkled a bit of grated cheese on it all which she finds irresistible and did so this time too.

The sea water thing is a problem, many dogs do it but usually they seem to learn more quickly than she has .I always carry fresh water now and try to head her off with it. I should have added to my first post that she never stopped drinking fresh water
during all this

Thank you so much again for your concern.
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Thank you so much Molly and Mud . It seems the mere act of joining and posting on the Havanese Forum cured her . She has no diarrhoea, completely normal poohs,and has just eaten a large mince and veggie patty and plenty of Royal Canin dry .I confess I sprinkled a bit of grated cheese on it all which she finds irresistible and did so this time too.

The sea water thing is a problem, many dogs do it but usually they seem to learn more quickly than she has .I always carry fresh water now and try to head her off with it. I should have added to my first post that she never stopped drinking fresh water
during all this

Thank you so much again for your concern.
That is wonderful news! Dogs are such amazing creatures and sometimes they resolve issues on their own. It is so hard to know when to go to the vet. When my yorkie was young he showed signs of a possible obstruction and the vet scheduled surgery. On the morning surgery was scheduled I took him out to go potty and he walked two miles. Whatever was bothering him was completely resolved! I was so relieved and happy!
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Good to hear that she is eating! These little dogs can make you crazy!
My previous dog would have ailments and I would make an appt., we'd get to the vets and he'd be fine! Sometimes he would get over his ailment when I would announce that I'm going to call Dr. T.
A few times, I would just drive him over and the "ailment" would be gone once he got out of the car. He would walk in the door, wagging his tail, giving kisses to the girls and begging for a treat!
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Oh thank you . The little wretch, its like she waited just long enough to make me really anxious . Just like she comes every time I call her on the beach...….except the last time when the lead is to be put back on. Or, if I'm honest , if there is something awful to roll in/eat/play with.
I say she has the lineage of an aristocrat but the soul of a guttersnipe.
So glad your naughty wretches were ok too.
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Sema4dog, glad your little one is doing well! Just one word, since it sounds like you feed both raw and kibble, it is best not to combine them in the same meal. You see, kibble/canned digest more slowly than raw so mixing them slows the entire digestion process down.
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Im certain mine would try to drink seawater if he had the chance. I do the same thing, I have to carry fresh water and be ready to intervene (streams and such, no oceans near me), but it seems to do the trick, unless Im not quite fast enough!

Im glad you are feeling better and shes eating again!
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Thank you so much Molly and Mud . It seems the mere act of joining and posting on the Havanese Forum cured her . She has no diarrhoea, completely normal poohs,and has just eaten a large mince and veggie patty and plenty of Royal Canin dry .I confess I sprinkled a bit of grated cheese on it all which she finds irresistible and did so this time too.

The sea water thing is a problem, many dogs do it but usually they seem to learn more quickly than she has .I always carry fresh water now and try to head her off with it. I should have added to my first post that she never stopped drinking fresh water
during all this

Thank you so much again for your concern.
Patti has sometimes gone days without eating. It seemed to have happen more often when she was younger, she's 20-months old at this time and is typically very! interested in food. At first I worried but now have just accepted sometimes, for whatever reason, she seems to refuse food for a day or more. Patti gets treats throughout the day, some more often than others. We, also, have another dog in the house and I think she sometimes has gotten into the other dogs food without us knowing. Patti is constantly tasting everything and maybe eats something that doesn't agree with her. Or, she overeats one day and isn't hungry the next.
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