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originally posted by: Themaskedbeast
a reply to: KansasGirl
Bloody diarrhea is a sign of a deadly virus called parvovirus you cant get another dog for like a year or year and a half. I had 2 dogs die of it dont know where it came from or how they got it.
originally posted by: KansasGirl
Hello, fellow dog lovers! First thread ever.
My 15 year-old brussels griffon (above) has recently (past two or so months) stopped eating regularly. I’ll detail what all has gone on, some or all or none of which may be relevant. I’m hoping some of you may have experience with or knowledge in this area.
Background: Until February, I had three griffys, ages 14, 12, and 10. All of them are healthy and happy and active little guys. Velcro dogs, as griffys are, and are pretty much with me always.
A few months before my 12 year old died in February, all three of them pretty much stopped eating their kibble. All I ever had to do was put out a bowl of kibble, and each would eat freely. When the bowl was empty I would refill. It was great. But I started noticing I was hardly ever having to refill the bowl anymore. I started cooking chicken and rice for them, and they loved that. My middle baby died suddenly in February- one day he started having bloody diarrhea and then just straight out blood without the diarrhea, and it was so bad I had to put him down, because the vet said he wasn’t going to recover. I can still barely talk about it, and still can’t let myself think about his last moments.
So the other two were depressed for a while but got back to normal. My oldest started getting pickier and pickier about what he would eat. I started cooking different things for them twice a day. He would eat most days as long as I mixed it up (he doesn’t seem to like eating the same dish several days in a row). Then about 8 weeks ago he started just refusing his favorite foods. Also, when he would eat, he wouldn’t eat it out of the bowl. If he’s going to eat, I have to hand feed it to him, bite by bite.
Around two weeks ago I tried some pre-made refrigerated food from the pet store. Fresh Pet or Vital Pet or something. It’s in the shape of a large sausage, you slice some off, cut it up, and serve. Well, he (my problem eater) LOVED IT! For 9 days in a row he ate it up, twice a day. Now he’s off it. He will sniff food I hold up to him, and then turn his head away and up in a definite “”Get that away from me.”
He has a lot of trouble seeing and hearing. I wonder if the sight issue has anything to do with the food issue, as he often seems afraid of the food bowl. It’s odd.
So he hasn’t had a good meal in three days now. I’m about to fix him scrambled eggs with cheese and pray he eats it.
Those 9 days where he loved his food were so wonderful- not having the twice a day stress of making him food and then wondering “Is he going to eat?” was such a load off of my mind.
Any ideas? Anyone been through this? Help!!!! My two babies are like my kids. My son is in college and these two critters are my life. Help would be so fabulous! Thanks in advance, friends!
Why are the photos I’m trying to upload from my phone showing up as JPEGS?? And therefore not uploadable?
originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: Mandroid7
Thanks for that. He had a checkup and visit to get caught up on all his shots in May, and the vet said his teeth were fine. But I’ve wondered about that too. I’ll have them check (and I’m taking to a different vet).