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Refuses to eat

3 weeks ago the dog suffered an episode where she vomitted, defacated and urinated.  Immediately after, she was staggering and seemed unable to focus her eyes.  The vet said it was Geriatric vestibular syndrome and could possibly clear up in 2-3 weeks.  A second vet's opinion was brain tumor.  Since the original episode, the dog refuses to eat.  She does drink water every couple of days.  We are force-feeding her Pedialite and baby food through a syringe  The dog is combative during the force feeding and must be muzzled. She has trouble keeping her feet flat on the floor(One rear paw rolls under) and seems to be in pain.  The dog is down to about 25 lbs. from 40.  Her eyes are draining a pus like substance.  She also has a mucusy vaginal discharge.  Only about 3 bowel movements in the last 2 weeks.  Vet prescribed predizone and an appetite stimulant.  The dog had a chiropractic treatment on Saturday and acupunctue is also on the agenda.  What do you think?
Tags: refuses, eat
Type of Animal
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Dog
Age of Animal
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16
Sex of Animal
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Female
Breed of Animal
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Mixed terrier
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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April 16, 2009
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The knuckling over that you have described is not consistent with geriatric vestibular syndrome, and can be consistent with a spinal or brain lesion.  

It sounds as if your dog has a fairly low quality of life right now, and it seems as if her body has begun to shut down.  It also sounds like you are really trying everything humanly possible.  The chiropractic and acupuncture appointments can be prognostic as well as a therapeutic.  For example,  there are acupuncture appetite stimulant points that will enable your dog to eat, but, if they are ineffective it tells much about the prognosis.


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