Not eating

My dog is 8 and has kidney disease. I took her to the vet Tuesday for a checkup and that's when we found out bc she had started to loose weight and she didn't want to eat. She will drink water I've given her apple sauce today. This is the first time I've had a Dog CKD and I'm scared and don't know what all I can do to help her.. I've stayed up with her the last 3 nights she hasn't had any vomiting. They have her on 2 antibiotics and 1 steroid. I'm also giving her a kdny- cln and raw kidney she also tried to poop for the first time toda. I'm exhausted staying up with her at night bringing her to the bathroom and trying to make sure she can eat if she gets hungry/is comfortable. 😭 I try to make sure she drinks plenty of water she doesn't really have an appetite she only been on the medications for 2 days now. I'm having a hard time because this is a first for me she is a rescue and she never has any health problems up until now. I guess I'm looking for suggestions, ideals, what I can do to help her.





Dr. Deliman


Care, Common Problems

Thank you for using our service. I'm sorry to hear about the health issues your dog is experiencing. It's understandable that you are worried and looking for ways to help your dog. Here are some suggestions that may be helpful:

1. Follow your veterinarian's treatment recommendations: It's important to follow the treatment plan recommended by your veterinarian, which in your case includes medications and a kidney-specific diet. It's also important to keep up with any follow-up appointments or recommendations for additional testing or treatment.

2. Offer small, frequent meals: If your dog is not eating much, try offering small, frequent meals to encourage her to eat. You can also try offering different types of food or adding flavors to her food to make it more appealing.

3. Encourage water intake: It's important for dogs with kidney disease to drink enough water to help flush toxins from the body. Encourage your dog to drink water by offering it to her in different bowls or containers, or by adding a low-sodium broth to her water.

4. Keep track of your dog's progress: It's helpful to keep track of your dog's weight, appetite, water intake, and any other symptoms she is experiencing. This information can be useful for your veterinarian to assess her progress and make any necessary adjustments to her treatment plan.

5. Consider consulting with a veterinary nutritionist: A veterinary nutritionist can help you create a diet plan that meets your dog's specific nutritional needs, taking into account her kidney disease and any other health conditions she may have. They can also help you identify any dietary modifications that may be helpful for your dog.

I hope these suggestions are helpful. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.

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