My dog has renal failure and won't eat!
Asked Jun 26, 2008, 05:29 PM
Help, my dog Boston (a 7 1/2 yr old Soft coated wheaten terrier) was diagnosed last week with chronic renal failure. We've been giving him subcutaneous IV fluids under the skin to help with getting rid of toxins and to hydrate him.
But he is not eating, he's drinking but not eating.
I've tried everything, home made diets: rice with chicken or beef, many different kinds of soft foods, dried foods, cold cuts, chicken soup, hot dog weiners (he liked those on Sunday, but not today!) sardines, peanut butter, tuna! He has always been a very finicky eater, he could go 1 or 2 days without eating, we would need to get his appetite going started with a carrot or cheese (which he is no longer interested in). He is on 1/2 a pepcid and 1/2 children's gravol to help with the nausea and the heartburn. But I don't know what else to do...