I am so sorry to read your dog is not well but glad you took her to the Vet because torsion is Always a concern. ESP due to her age, this could be due to heart, liver or kidney problems but you say the Vet did blood work and a scan. Wish I could be if more help. Maybe she has some intestinal infection.
Thanks. I have to phone a progress report to the vet this morning, but she has just refused to eat her breakfast with her pills hidden in it. Normally she is very greedy. All blood tests have come back normal and the scan showed nothing wrong.
Its possible she won't eat her breakfast because of the pills being in it. I would wrap them in cheese or use a pill pocket instead. My dog always knows when I'm trying to hide pills in her food, so do the cats, and they walk away.
Hi. Yes, trying to kid some dogs with their medication can be an uphill struggle. Dogs have an extraordinary good sense of smell, and probably guessed there were pills in her food even before she got close to her bowl. You could ask your vet if the pills can be crushed, as this would probably make it easier.
I just wanted to mention the fact that you regularly give your dog milk ... unfortunately, milk is not good for dogs, so I would stop this straight away. Dogs are commonly lactose intolerant, for one thing, and while humans have specific enzymes to break down lactose (apart from those humans that are themselves lactose intolerant), dogs do not have enough of these enzymes, and the lactose often therefore causes diarrhea and/or digestive upset. Even those dogs that seem fine with small amounts of milk can have serious problems. Gas can build up in the digestive tract - and if it becomes trapped (possibly the cause of your dog's distended stomach), this can have serious consequences.
Have you mentioned the fact you give your dog milk on a regular basis? If not, I would do so, because this may be something he hasn't considered.
Hope this helps.
Thank you everyone for your helpful comments. Unfortunately my dog has been put to sleep as she was in a lot of pain. I miss her very much.