New Born Pup
- Jun 27, 2020
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It’s the strangest thing, he eats loads in the evening but goes back to not eating much throughout the day?
That is great news! I sincerely hope that you have turned a corner with him now!Update: Odin is eating! I still have the syringe feed on stand by, but this evening he’s eaten so much. He’s now eating his hay again, and fibre nuggets and veggies
I have also paid for a phone consultation with a specialist tomorrow just for a second opinion and some peace of mind that I’m on the right track with him
Fingers crossed!I’m waiting for a call from a specialist today. As he’s definitely dropping food from his mouth when eating. He’s desperate to eat but can’t chew properly. My current vet is adamant there’s nothing wrong with his mouth. So I’m waiting for a second opinion
He has been back to the vet tonight. They did a thorough dental check, but can’t see anything. He would have to be sedated to go any further but he’s not well enough for that at the moment. The vet said the fact he is being funny with syringe feed means it’s most likely not his teeth (as he doesn’t have to chew that). The vet palpated his bladder and said there’s huge improvement and it was empty so he must be comfortable passing urine now.Fingers crossed!
Drugs can affect the appetite. Please be aware that any decent vet will always weigh up the potential benefits against any side effects when prescribing, especially when they use unlicensed medication (as the licensed ones are very, very limited).Maybe the drugs he is on, like the cerenia could affect his appetite?
Thank you so much. I’m hoping he’s just scalded it when sitting in urine in hospital. I spoke to the vet today and I’ve been soaking his feet in Epsom salt every couple of hours, wiping with antibacterial wipes, adding antibacterial powder and sudocrem afterwards as she advised. I’m also changing his mats and fleece more often that ever so that it’s always dry.Nice to hear he's eating more
Fingers crossed it's not bumblefoot poor Odin doesn't need more illnesses! Let us know how it goes tomorrow