Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Re: HELP! Dog SUDDENLY stops eating/drinking!
I'm so sorry Aik's not feeling well, I hope he's doing better soon. It sounds like this came on suddenly.
I'm a worrywart when it comes to sudden illnesses (especially with the old guys). Could the kids have given him something he shouldn't have eaten? Does he have a fever? Vomiting? Diarrhea? Any unusual symptoms that might give you a clue if it's an emergency or it it can wait a few hours?
One thing I'd do is check his gums to see if they're pink or white. If they're white I'd call the ER.
If I'm unsure if I'm dealing with an emergency or not, I always go with the theory WHEN IN DOUBT, CHECK IT OUT even if it means a trip to the ER.
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