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Old 10-29-2009, 03:01 AM   #1
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Cry How can I not feed him for another 24hrs???

Help...my Yorkie is starving. The vet told me I had to not give him any solids for 36 hours. We have another 24 to go and Izzy is definitely feeling better and hungry. I'm scared he's not taking enough Pedialyte. He is just staring at me trying to figure out why I'm not feeding him. Scares me b/c I know he lost a lil weight from being sick. I'm afraid he'll just get worse?? But I am assuming the vet has a reason for giving him no solids for this long? I'm just frustrated...any advice or comfort would help. Just had to bury a friend on Sunday, after watching him suffer from cancer. So my baby being sick is adding more emotional stress...ugh...
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:39 AM   #2
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Ive never heard of fasting them that long. My vet will only fast them 24 hrs because they are small breed. I will keep him in my good thoughts
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If your gonna go that long I would give nutrical to keep the sugar up
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Poor baby. That does seem a long time to go without food. You could call the vet and see if its absolutely necessary that the fast be for that long and if its okay to give him anything. I hope he is feeling better soon.
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I never heard of fasting a little one for that long, I ask my son and he said that is wrong too.. he said is normal to hold food 24 hrs, after that some bland white rice with a piece of chicken breat boiled in plain water until cooked and mixed with the rice, and wait to see how the pup does, but never fasting a little one for that long...
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:16 AM   #6
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thank you everyone for being so kind with your input and advice. I am going to call the vet today and ask if maybe tonight I can start him back on boiled white rice with chicken. I am happy to say since I posted this, Izzy is back to his old self. He's got his little zip back in his trot and he has been taking the Pedialyte w no problems. That alone makes me feel better. Thank you for all the well wishes. I'm glad I found this site.
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Glad your baby is doing better! I feel for you, because I had a really hard time withholding breakfast/water the day my little one was neutered. That was only one meal -- cannot imagine doing it for 36 hours!

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thank you everyone for being so kind with your input and advice. I am going to call the vet today and ask if maybe tonight I can start him back on boiled white rice with chicken. I am happy to say since I posted this, Izzy is back to his old self. He's got his little zip back in his trot and he has been taking the Pedialyte w no problems. That alone makes me feel better. Thank you for all the well wishes. I'm glad I found this site.
36 hrs is too long; you can give him gerber baby food; like chicken and apple dinner ; or banana; something to keep his blood sugar up. just few teaspoons. good luck
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Definitely call the vet this morning and ask if you can start feeding small meals now.
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It is your dog. Use your own judgement as to when and what to feed him. Maybe he has recuperated faster than the vet thought he would. If he were a child, what would you do?
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I've never heard of fasting a dog for that long and I personaly don't think that's necessary or good for them. Give Nutri-Cal and get a second opinion and third opinion.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:20 AM   #12
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Thank you all for the support. Izzy is definitely back to normal. we even played out in the yard for a bit yesterday. Everyone made me feel like I was not alone going through this, so thank you sooo much.
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That's great to hear!!!
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Good news. How many hours total did she fast?
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hi it only was a 24 hour fast. I knew my lil boy best right? He was fine and is doing well now. I started to get scared fasting him for that long, I was starting to feel his ribs too easily. I think we are back to normal now..thank God
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