Anorexia in dogs
is an eating disorder less than usual, or inability to eat or refuse to eat completely, because there is no desire to eat, and anorexia is considered a dangerous indicator, or a symptom of a major disease, May be the result of simple stress, or life-threatening disease such as cancer, so it is advisable to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian, in case of loss of appetite, for a period of more than two days
Signs and symptoms of loss of appetite when dogs
The size of some organs in the dog, such as a change in the shape and size of the eyes, and bulging of the abdomen. Decrease in the sound of the heartbeat, and the narrowness of the heart. Breathing
.Causes of loss of appetite in dogs
Aging, and aging. Slow growth. Poisoning. The appearance of teeth, or diseases of mouth and teeth. Immunodeficiency diseases, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal tract, bone, heart, or endocrine. Infection, or infection from another dog. Feel tense, bored, and depressed. Use a non-stimulant method when delivering meals. Change the dog’s place of residence, and move it to another location, changing the surrounding environment.
Treatment of anorexia in dogs
Medical examination Before starting treatment, the veterinarian must perform the following tests to provide the appropriate treatment. Examination of the face, eyes,
mouth, teeth and neck. Examine the heart, blood and urine. Examine the abdomen and chest, using the rays. While taking biopsies.
Stages of treating anorexia in dogs
Diagnosis of the underlying problem, treatment of the cause of anorexia, through oral medications, or surgery. Provide a healthy and integrated diet for the dog.
Provide small meals, frequently throughout the day. Improve the taste of food, to open the appetite of the dog, and stimulate it to eat, Add some flavorings,
chicken broth, vegetable broth, or canned food. Heat the food in proportion to the body temperature. Feed the dog using a spoon or fingers, where the pet responds to it,
more than eating from the bowl. The cross-vein dog, in case of abstention from food D Three days or more, as advised by giving painkillers, based on the doctor’s diagnosis, and control the dog for two days, and review your veterinarian, if it does not recover, to complete treatment