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    jwhip Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 1, 2010, 07:28 AM
    My dog won't drink water. He's afraid. How do I get him to drink?
    My dog recently has been sick. He started throwing everything up. I went to the vet, and they gave me some anti-vommit pills for him. I've been feeding him rice with a little hamburger in it for the last two days. The problem is he won't drink water. The last two times he tried before I took him to the vet he puked. Now he shys away from it as if he is scared of what will happen. How do I get him to drink?
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    Oct 1, 2010, 07:43 AM

    Try putting water in his current food, a lot of times that will sometimes 'trick' them into it.
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    Oct 1, 2010, 07:45 AM

    Is he eating? Is he urinating?

    You can try adding water to the food and see if he will eat it. Not much at first. If he goes for it, add more.

    Water in a different form might be more appealing to him so you can try ice cubes.

    You might try Pedialyte which would have nutrients he needs and a different flavor.

    You can try getting him to drink small amounts from your hand to see that it isn't going to hurt.

    Flavoring his water with a small amount of low sodium broth might encourage him to ignore his distrust.

    Since your vet knows the condition of your dog, talk to him/her about checking him for dehydration.

    Good luck and I hope he gets better soon.
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    Oct 1, 2010, 06:30 PM

    I think your vet should look further into this problem. [Just to add.] How long has this been going on?
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    Jun 28, 2011, 11:55 AM
    Sounds like bloodwork needs to be done. Could be pancreatitis.
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    Jun 29, 2011, 10:57 AM
    Sounds like a urinalysis needs to be done (even if they have to do a needle aspirate). Could be antifreeze toxicity.
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    Jun 29, 2011, 11:06 AM

    May I point out that this thread is from October.

    I hope the pup has made a full recovery by now.
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    Jun 29, 2011, 07:31 PM
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    You're absolutely right... I hate it when I do that. Why not put a condition on that selection criteria... today's date only?

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