Dog not eating - mirtazapine appetite stimulant, any success?
my 13 yr old dacshund had 13 teeth pulled with multiple mouth abscesses a little over 2 weeks ago. prior to that he had poor appetite and when he did eat food would fall from his mouth. he also lost a lot of weight. prior to the dental the vet did a complete blood panel which was normal. he had the procedure done and started eatting "some" foods the next day. mostly human food and he would only eat a little bit of canned dog food. a little over a week later we noticed he would not eat again and seemed uniterested. we took him back to the vet and they did x-rays of his organs and didn't see anything wrong. they also did another blood panel and his white blood cell counts were high indicating an infection. he is now taking a liquid antibiotic, clavamox. they also gave his an antibiotic shot. the next day he still had little interest in food and i took his blood test results, etc to another vet for a second opinion. the vet pretty much concurred with the first vet but gave him another anitbiotic shot and also a prescription for Mirtazapine to stimulate his appetite. the bottle of mirtazapine said give one 15 mg tablet once daily, the vet said to give him 1/2 the tablet (i think) and i read on the internet that for a 10 lb dog only 3.75 mg should be used. it is sunday and the vet is not open to clarify things. has anyone had success with mirtazapine to increase a dog's appetite??????? thanks...
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