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I am just catching up with your thread. I'm so sorry Laney has been having a tough time. My dog has had a really hard time with food the past few months, too, due to illness and various medications she has been on.
I have finally been able to keep her eating consistently by feeding her wet dog food. I mush it up so that she can basically lick it off the plate or bowl. I feed it at room temp (I nuke the portion that I have refrigerated), and that has worked. Cookies remain good, too, so, she gets far more cookies now than she ever did. I like the Fromm Gold line - they have three different "pates" which are very smooth - no chunks. Wellness Lamb and Sweet Potato wet food is also good because it is higher calories. I feed Tesia both (one one day, one the next) because she prefers the Fromm, but I want her to get more calories from the Wellness.
Is Laney getting any pain medication? Or any joint supplements? They can make a big difference, too. It can take 3-6 weeks for them to start having an effect, but the difference can be quite significant.
Good luck - we will be thinking of you tomorrow.