Mon, Apr 1, 2024

She’s not eating or drinking and is lethargic

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A dog exhibiting a lack of appetite, no water intake, and lethargy for two days is certainly a cause for concern. Your dog's not-eating may be illness (enteritis, stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, addiction, etc.), pain, stress, or simple complaints. Also, she may not be able to eat it because her mouth hurts, such as periodontal inflammation and alveolar abscess. Give her delicious snacks. If she doesn't eat snacks, there is a possibility of illness or disease.

It's also crucial to keep fresh water available at all times. Since dehydration can occur quickly, especially in a dog that isn't drinking, you can check for signs of dehydration by gently lifting the skin on the back of her neck. If it doesn't snap back quickly, she may be dehydrated.

In terms of her current condition, if you notice any of the following symptoms, it would be necessary to seek immediate veterinary care:

- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Difficulty breathing or changes in gum color (pale, blue, or gray gums can indicate a lack of oxygen)
- A distended abdomen or signs of bloating
- Seizures or loss of consciousness

If your dog's condition does not improve or worsens, it is imperative to seek veterinary assistance as soon as possible.

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