Thanks ya'll, and Happy New Year to you as well!!
Andy is super finicky right now, turning up his nose at all kinds of food. He might be 'on strike', or maybe his tummy just doesn't feel good for all those meds going into him.
Again, Happy New Year to you wonderful people!!
Finicky might equal nausea & if he is not eating alot, his stomach might also have shrunk...
Okay gunna take a stab at what I MYSELF would try 1st, When a dog quits eating due to any icky tummy.... I look at it as my kids having the stomach flu, It is not about how much calories/fats are in this yummy tasty smelly food that one would think any dog could never possibly resist....
It is about what has the best chance of keeping down & SOOTHING & Smell to a kid with the flu.... I know when I have the stomache flu the last thing I want is something greasy or fatty.... Even though secretly thats what I would eat every day if it would not make me 500 pounds
I would ask your vet if any of these ingredients will counteract the medicine 1st before trying this.... One that have never failed me
I heat it up to a nice warm temp,
10 oz. of canned evaporated milk OR whole goat's milk
Whole goat's milk is by far the best to use. Walmart sells both evaporated milk, whole goat's milk and evaporated goats milk.
Make sure you are using EITHER evaporated milk OR whole goat's milk. Do NOT use sweetened condensed milk or regular milk!
1 raw egg yolk.
1 cup of plain whole goat yogurt or regular plain whole yogurt .
1/2-1 Tsp Karo Syrup or Corn Syrup (NOT HONEY!)
Mind you this is under 10 bucks
to try....& takes a couple minutes to prepare
Now I use this to create an appetite
So I use this alone, pour it on dog food, mix with canned dog food (love Chicken Soup for the puppy lovers soul) I have also put it in a large syringe and "force fed" aka shot it on their tongue short term, to create an appetite.
I have had people call me & say I have tried everything ~ fresh bacon, deer sausage etc. Go all out, but I always say, just because it smells irresistable to you or a healthy dog ~ Does not mean it does to someone or dog with nausea....
Anyways again this is just an opinion, and I am just sayin what I have used for years myself..... Good luck & our Pawyers are with your family!