Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

The Pet Health Community and Pet Health Center are NOT substitutes for a vet visit. Contact a vet in an emergency! | Dog Conditions A-Z | Dog Symptoms A-Z | Cat Conditions A-Z | Cat Symptoms A-Z

Remember Your Beloved Pet
help! my dog wont eat or drink for 2 days
avatar
rochelledgreco posted:
She is not eating or drinking and is not wanting to even get up from laying down. Her gums are a little pale from being dehydrated.
Reply
 
avatar
dianer01 responded:
Hi,

Not eating is one thing, most dogs can survive a fair amount of time without much food. Not drinking is a different story. If the dog is dehydrated this can affect their heart, kidneys and other organs. This can go from bad to worse very quickly.

I am a pet owner, not a medical expert but do believe you have a medical emergency and should be seeking help from a vet as quickly as possible.
 
avatar
rochelledgreco replied to dianer01's response:
Thank you for posting. I am not the dog owner unfortunately and the pet owners just cannot afford any vet bill. I am at a total loss with what I can do for this poor sweet dog. If anyone can recommend anywhere that can help with medical costs or anything I can do please please let me know.
 
avatar
dianer01 replied to rochelledgreco's response:
I would call your local humane society or even animal control to find out if there is any no cost or low cost care available in your area.

I don't want to get on my soapbox because you are the concerned third party but the failure to provide appropriate medical care for a pet can be considered animal cruelty in some areas.

My only other thought would be to try something like a homemade broth or commercially prepared low sodium broth to see if the smell of the broth won't tempt the dog to drink.
 
avatar
rochelledgreco replied to dianer01's response:
Oh thank you. I got her to eat small amounts of broth with little chunks of Turkey . I think that's a good sign and she did drink some water too! Hopefully she is getting better
 
avatar
rohvannyn responded:
Knowing why she is feeling this way would help too. Usually if a dog won't eat or drink there's a good reason. Injury? Sour stomach? Disease? Depression? There could be so many things. Hope she feels better soon.


Featuring Experts from AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM, is an associate veterinarian at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital, Laguna Hills, Calif. She specializes in companion animal medicin...More

Helpful Tips

Helping Hospice Patients Keep Their PetsExpert
Pets are an extremely important part of our lives. And this is especially true when we are at the end of our days. What could be more ... More
Was this Helpful?
34 of 46 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Learn more about the AVMA

WebMD Special Sections