What to do with continued loss of appetite with no other behavioral changes?

I have a 5 y/o Jack Russell. I came to FL from MD for a med school rotation and brought him along with me. On 8/19, last Monday he started vomitting mucous fliud. Went to vets on Wednesday 8/21 due to continued loss of appetite and was diagnised w/ a tape worm and treated for that and given antinausea meds. LAck of appetite continued and he went back to the vets on Saturday, 8/24. Blood work revieled only slightly elevated white blood cell counts so he was given antibiotics as well as something to help with his diarrhea. Still showing no appetite. Have been administering meds w/ yogurt and canned dog food to get something in him. Also syringe feeding protein-based baby food for nutrition. Throughout this whole time he has continued to keep drinking on his own and he still enjoys playing fetch. Only change is lack of appetite. Any thoughts or suggestions?!?!

Asked by Member 1187452 on Aug 27th 2013 Tagged appetite, jackrussell in Illness & Disease
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Tasha (in memory)

Use NutriCal supplement to make sure he is getting enough nutrients while he is healing. We have all kinds of pesky bugs and critters down here, like poison toads, that don't live up north and can be very appealing, although poisonous to dogs. Hollywood Animal Hospital has a great surgeon, Dr. Tom Sessa, if you need one. They also can give you a 2nd opinion and the emergency hospital is open 24 hours. ^_^

Tasha (in memory) answered on 10/3/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer