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Dublin not eating
« on: March 07, 2017, 05:09:12 AM »
It's been a very long time since my last post.  Happy to see the forum is still active.  There is a wealth of information here.  Dublin has episodes where she doesn't eat for a couple days at a time.  She has always had a sensitive stomach.  She has been on the science diet sensitive stomach and skin food since we've had her (7 years).  Usually she will begin to eat again after a couple of days.  However, lately (several months) she has had a LOT of gas.  We ordered a pro-biotic to give her which has seemed to help some, but now the no-eating situation.  In addition, she has been chewing on her tail to the point of making it bleed.  It's allergy season here in Florida, so that may be the reason for the chewing on the tail.  But the no eating has me worried.  I gave her fresh food and water in clean bowls.  Hoping this will do the trick.  Please provide any suggestions.  Next is trip to vet, I think.  Thanks 


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Re: Dublin not eating
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 08:27:04 AM »
 :AM.tail.wagger: Finally, this morning Dublin ate her food and had water so I feel a little better.  Hopefully this will pass.  Will keep a close eye on her, more than usual. 
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Re: Dublin not eating
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »
Sorry to hear Miss Dublin is not doing well.  Really glad to hear that she ate this morning.  Do you think she may be bored with her food and would like to try something different? 

Also keep in mind as our dogs get older, they don't need as much food as they did before.  Perhaps she's just not hungry.  I know I  tend to not eat as much in the hot weather.   

It doesn't look like the forum will be around much longer but please try to keep us updated while it's still here. 

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Re: Dublin not eating
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 08:04:57 AM »
Debbie may be onto something.  Perhaps a change in food might perk her interest.  Also, our vet suggests Science diet too, but it is not that highly rated for our AMs.
I hope she is improving day by day.
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Re: Dublin not eating
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 09:30:56 AM »
Shayna is a Merlin/Cali pup too and she also has a very sensitive stomach.  You can always tell first thing in the morning if she is not going to eat because she "has her weird ears on".  On those days, she acts just fine otherwise, just won't eat.  And then she gets really gassy and you can hear her stomach making all kinds of noises.  Usually she will eat later on that night, but if not, then we have to make her hamburger and rice and mix that with her food and then she will usually eat again.  Sometimes she will go for a day or two until she finally decides she is going to eat again.  Please let us know what you find out if you do go to the vet with her.
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Re: Dublin not eating
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 10:45:01 PM »
My Rocco was a very,very picky eater. We had to change food many times. The only time he looked forward to meals was when we switched him to raw.
Sorry that Dublin is having issues. My daughters dog has to take Pepcid before meals to help settle his stomach.


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Re: Dublin not eating
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 01:46:51 PM »
I am sorry to hear that Little Miss Dublin has you worried.  Hopefully, it is just the age thing...Is she drinking as much  water? Is she now consistently back to "normal" eating? I remember when you drove all the way to Orion to get her.  An epic trip! 

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Re: Dublin not eating
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 06:24:24 PM »
Like was mentioned earlier, maybe she just needs a little change of pace.  There are other foods out there that are tailored for sensitive stomachs (which also may be much better quality than Science Diet= not the best quality food for $$$$).  Maybe grain-free and/or limited ingredient foods may entice her. Does she prefer kibble or canned?

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