Dogs Community
10.3k Members
Avatar universal

Japanese Chin not eating

Can any help please.  My elderly parents have 2 Japanese Chins and unfortunately we had to have one put to sleep yesterday.  She had not been eating so the vet thought it was her teeth, she then had the back ones removed.  She still was not eating so it was put down to tender gums with having her teeth out.  The vet then did various x-rays, a barium meal and an ultrasound but still nothing showed up.  She was still not eating and was vomiting what looked like water.  The vet is at a loss as to what caused this.  There has been no disruption to routines or major changes in food, the other dog and the cat are both fine. She wanted to eat but when you fed her she walked away. It seems like she was just refusing food altogether.  Has anyone any clues as to what this could have been as my dad is worried sick about the other dog.  Thanks
4 Responses
974371 tn?1424656729
Sorry to hear this and it must be worrying your parents sick.  So sorry you had to have one put to sleep.  It would be hard to guess what might have been going on. Did the Vet run any blood work to check for kidney/liver/pancreas problems?  Just no way to give a definitive answer to this.  How old was the dog?
Avatar universal
She was 9 and the vet run every test imaginable.  She just stopped eating and was wasting away in front of us.
974371 tn?1424656729
Oh, that's too bad. Sometimes we just don't know the answers and without a necropsy being done,no way to tell. I would *suspect* a possible cancer going on.  Sorry.  :-(
Avatar universal
Hi I have a chin who I'd a little over a year old and he is doing similar. He won't eat and now sounds like he is coughing anytime he moves or lays down. Almost sounds like bronchitis. Did you ever get an answer ?
Have an Answer?
Top Dogs Answerers
675347 tn?1365464245
United Kingdom
974371 tn?1424656729
Central Valley, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Members of our Pet Communities share their Halloween pet photos.
Like to travel but hate to leave your pooch at home? Dr. Carol Osborne talks tips on how (and where!) to take a trip with your pampered pet
Ooh and aah your way through these too-cute photos of MedHelp members' best friends
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child