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My 12 year old bitch has not been eating properly.Please help?

My 12 year old bitch has not been eating properly since 2-3 months. She is an Indian Spitz. Her normal food used to be Rotis + chicken,milk,curd or pulses. Since she has stopped eating properly i have tried almost every available dog food but to no avail. Right now I feed her Rotis +chicken and she hardly eats a meal a day. The only thing she eats with interest is Jerrhigh treats. She has Osteoarthritis for which i give her a medicine called pet joint(advised by my vet). Her teeth are week and some of them appear to be in very bad shape(for which my vet has no solution). She is getting weaker day by day. Has anyone gone through a similar situation. Please help?

By Ateev Mehra · 05 Aug 2014 4:21 pm

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By Ayon Saha · 14 Aug 2014 8:37 pm
Please see a doctor immediately. If that doctor does not help please visit another efficient doctor.
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By gspal · 06 Jan 2015 12:03 am
German/Indian Spitz can be finicky with food and may require change of diet. However, that is not the case here. Due to deteriorating teeth roties maybe hard to chew and so could be the bones in the chicken. Try canned food that has no bones and has glucosomine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis. Check the ingredients of the canned food as phosphorus content should be low as your Spitz is already 12-year-old. Canned food will be soft. Milk should be minimum and should be at room temperature. You can also give her Venky's Gutwell for pre and probiotic to keep digestive enzymes appropriate. Gutwell is in powder form and can be mixed in diluted curd. How is the quality of its fur? Many a times a dog will eat after it has been given good brushing. Our pet have always been German Spitz, the last two being abandoned adults requiring medical attention when adopted. Appy is the fourth that came to us in Oct 2013 with a maggot infested wound around the base of its tail and one ear chewed and starving. Appy is great now at around 12kg (5 yrs of age) on Farmina LG N&D Pomegranate & Chicken kibble that we order from dogspot. It is only given once a day. As I earlier said they can be finicky with food. So as a second feed we give it Drool Puppy Large breed as the size of kibble is suitable for its small jaws and is a lot more crunchy than Farmina. Before Appy there was Bozo (adult German Spitz) that passed away in Jan 2014 due to kidney calculi after having been with us for just 3 years. No cure here for kidney impairment due to stones (homeopathic or allopathic) that also caused pain in the hind legs while on a walk. I just hope that your Spitz lives well and long.
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By gspal · 06 Jan 2015 12:06 am
I forgot to mention. Do visit petmd dot com. Browse and put querries there too.
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