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|09-16-2014, 08:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2014
Rachel Ray, yorkie not eating
Rachel Ray was the first dog food Aoki was on and she stopped eating it so we switched to Royal Canin which now she has stopped eating. I believe my mom is sneaking her treats so she thinks she his suppose to have those instead. When I'm home I don't feed her treats until she eats, she will only eat out of my hand or the floor and will eat only a little. The vet said not to mix her dry food with canned food. Also to take her food up which still doesn't phase her. Any suggestions?
|09-17-2014, 07:16 AM||#2|
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Well, if your mom IS feeding the dog while you are away there is not much you can do until that issue is dealt with.
I don't really agree with the 'starve them until they eat' method. My girl refused to eat kibble or canned food when she was a puppy and I am quite sure she would have become very sick if I had not found her something she did want to eat.
Maybe have a serious talk with your mom about this because your dog's health is the most important factor. Once you know for sure she is not getting other food during the day you will be better able to find a solution.
|09-17-2014, 07:28 AM||#3|
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Your mom needs to be educated on pancreatitis. It's a horrible disease and very painful. It literally can come about with one unhealthy snack. Yorkies are known for having a week digestive system and are more prone to pancreatitis than other breeds. Acute pancreatitis can easily turn into chronic pancreatitis and after that nothing is the same. Special super bland food has to be given and they can't even have any "healthy dog snacks. Not only that it's very expensive to treat. Many dogs have to be hospitalized during a flare-up and it's so painful that it temporarily causes some dogs to become aggressive. All and all it's a horrible disease. Your dog might even be experiencing acute symptoms occasionally because lack of appetite is a symptom. They actually aren't suppose to eat during an attack, so not eating is not a bad thing. By the way, I think it costs about $3,000 to treat a dog with it's first episode of pancreatitis and don't forget, it's in terrible pain.
Until your mom quits feeding, you don't have a chance. While I don't suggest "staving a dog", you can withhold food for 8 hours and try to feed, then go another 8 -10 hours. Pick up the food after half an hour and replace with completely fresh food when you reintroduce it. Unless your dog has low blood sugar problems or acid reflux going 24 hours without food won't cause a problem. I also use Joey's kibble as treats, maybe your mom can get use to doing that?
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Last edited by Nancy1999; 09-17-2014 at 07:29 AM.