View Full Version : Bailey doesn't want food - advice please

19th October 2008, 09:12 PM
Hi all,

some of you may have read my earlier (long) post about my 6 month old Bailey and her health troubles to date.

She's currently being treated as a precaution for lung worm and having 1g sachet of panacur powder which i am giving her on her evening meal. The first evening (fri) was fine, she ate with no probs, since then she is pretty much off her food. The last two nights i have had to hand feed her to make sure she gets the panacur, but this is a long process and she really isn;t interested in eating :( she doesn't want her breakfast in the morning and she usually eats it all up.

She is sleeping a lot, a little more than usual, and just appears not right (no wagging of the tail unless something is very exciting).

I'm going to ring the vet first thing, but just wondering if anyone knows if this is likely to be a side effect of the meds?

any advice would be greatly recieved.

20th October 2008, 01:44 AM
I'm sorry, I don't have any advice, I just hope that Bailey feels better :lotsaluv:

20th October 2008, 04:06 AM
Bandit hated that Panacur powder and vomited it up. It made him feel real sick. It may be that is what it is doing to Bailey. Paste form might be better.

I do hope Bailey feels better soon! so sorry she is unwell.

Cathy Moon
20th October 2008, 11:46 AM
You might want to talk to your vet. They may have suggestions, or a different form of the medicine, but in any case they would want to know she's lost her appetite. Hope she feels better soon. :flwr:

20th October 2008, 04:12 PM
well i'm back from the vets, Bailey had blood tests and then threw up on me when she came for a cuddle afterwards :yuk:... such a lucky lady aren't i!
blood tests will be back on weds and til then i have to syringe glutalyte into her (lucozade for dogs). vet said if she keeps being sick or gets worse she'll have to go in and placed on a drip :cry*ing:i'm really worried about her, i just hope she's ok.
she ate a little bit of tuna fish this morning, and am going to try and tempt her with some freshly cooked chicken this evening, i just hope she starts eating soon.

20th October 2008, 06:27 PM
I am so sorry Bailey is still sick. I was hoping today would see an improvement. The chicken might be good for her. I know when I've had one with a very upset tummy, the vet has told me to feed plain, boiled chicken and steamed or boiled rice for several days.

I sure hope you get some answers soon.:xfngr:

20th October 2008, 10:40 PM
Hope little Bailey is well soon.

20th October 2008, 11:34 PM
├*'m sorry to hear that Bailey is still unwell....I hope she┬┤ll respond well to the medication :xfngr:

20th October 2008, 11:50 PM
I hope Bailey feels better soon. It's so sad when they are sick.

20th October 2008, 11:56 PM
I'm sorry you must be so worried. Make sure she drinks water, even if it means using a syringe.

21st October 2008, 08:19 AM
Thanks everyone,
Bailey is still very lathargic with her tail down between her legs :(, all she did last night was sleep on me, and this morning also, but i managed to get her to eat a little last night and this morning (although this is such a tiny amount compared to what she will usually take) but something is better than nothing.
i have also been syringing fluids into her, both rehydration fluids and water, so at least she has some fluids in her also. I have to go to work shortly, but only in for 4 hours and my next door neighbour is gonna check in on her, so fingers crossed she'll be ok.
blood tests are back tomorrow so maybe they'll be able to tell us something?:xfngr:

21st October 2008, 03:33 PM
I thought when they vomited or had diaherea that you were not to give them solids. I think I read somewhere about children's pedylite to help with electrolytes. Hali had terrible diarrea where young and if she would not drink I would syringe liquid into her small little mouth. Maybe a little honey in her water? Hope she improves. I hate when they are sick. Good Luck, Debbie

21st October 2008, 06:45 PM
So sorry you are still having problems with Bailey's health, it must be so worrying for you, and when they do not eat it realy does make you concerned.
One of the best things I have found when I have had a poorly dog is natures own food, HONEY, given on a spoon, my dogs think it is simply the best. It has so much goodness in it that when dogs are not eating it realy does help. The other use for honey is getting pills down so worth a try if you are still struggling.
Hope she improves soon for you.:lotsaluv: