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    DefaultPrincess Zoey Vists the Vet Today

    I took little Zoey in to the vet today for a re-check. Now that she has been off the antibiotics for a week and getting probiotics, I had hoped her appetite would improve on it's own. It is still a struggle to get her to eat, and she must take the appetite stimulant. I have to switch her food every other feeding or she refuses it.

    When she went in originally the Dr. couldn't hear her heart because she was coughing and wheezing too much. That is all better now, and he said her heart sounds good as do her lungs. He could hear her trachea collapse at the end of each breath though, but she is still breathing okay. Her stomach is still full of air, so he gave me a new anti-gas med to try for a few days instead of the Gas-X. He wants me to start weaning her off the pred slowly.

    She lost weight, down from 13 lbs. to 11.7 so getting her to eat is really important, she is much too thin right now. He is hoping getting the stomach less gassy will improve her appetite. If she still isn't eating well in another week he wants to do more bloodwork.

    She is alert and as active as a 14 year old pug typically is, she follows me around like velcro, but still doesn't want to be held or cuddled much yet. She sleeps on my robe next to my side of the bed. She is fine with the other dogs, but not buddies with any of them.

    Everyone keep pulling for her appetite to improve soon!

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    Poor girl, that is the toughest thing when dogs won't eat, and generally we are so used to them gobbling down their food. I hope she starts soon.
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    I'm glad to hear that her heart and lungs sound good and the coughing has subsided, but sorry to hear her appetite is no better. We're all pulling for you, Princess Zoey!!!

    Come on Zoey, EAT EAT Eat!!!
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    I've had fosters that didn't eat the first day or two, fosters who were a bit picky about the food at first and dogs that didn't eat when ill.....but I've never had one as difficult to get to eat as Zoey. I'm far more used to trying to take weight off!

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    Princess Zoey, you can do it! Eat eat eat :)

    Have you tried Tim Bits? I've never met an animal who wouldn't eat them! (Original are our favourites)
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    Never heard of Tim bits. What are they?

    As for the satin balls, I've never fed them before, but she won't eat raw period. Does anyone sell them pre-made so we could try a couple without going to all the fuss of making a batch?

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    Haha! You probably don't have Tim Horton's that far south... Timbits are donut holes. The original ones are unglazed, just fatty little wads of dough.

    I would happily give Zoey my appetite if she wants it. :)

    Still pulling for her... she's a tough little gal!
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    Prayers for Zoey to EAT! She has such spirit in her little face, you can't but love her.
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    Poor baby. I hope her appetite improves soon. I'm glad her cough has improved.

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