My dog is an old schnauzer, 15 years old to be specific. A week ago we went to the vet for a relatively simple respiratory problem he had and the vet injected an anti-inflammatory and also an analgesic and from that day until today my dog don't eat absolutely anything and everything we try causes diarrhea or vomit to him.

We ask to the vet and he said we can try with electrolyte water and soft food like baby food or boiled chicken with rice until encourage him to eat. So we went to a second vet, for other opinion, and she said that continues with the respiratory problems she prescript him amoxin and soft diet but nothing.

I'm desperate what can I do to help my dog? To gave him the nutrients he needs. He until that day had been eating relatively well for his age. I'm not sure what happens. Aside, he walks a lot in the last days.

Thank you and sorry for my bad english.

  • Did he eat the chicken and rice? That is the normal treatment (bland diet) for stomach upset. Your veterinarian might have a prescription dog food that could help temporarily too until his system returns to normal. – jalynn2 Aug 10 '16 at 18:07
  • You said that your dog walks a lot recently. I wonder if he's walking so much because he's uncomfortable sitting or lying down. That might indicate that something else is wrong in addition to the respiratory problem. Have you mentioned this to your vet? – mhwombat Aug 11 '16 at 17:22
  • Thanks for all your comments but unfortunately my dog passed away the Tuesday by liver problems. – Jose Antonio Aug 11 '16 at 22:29

You can try giving your dog some rice milk to settle his stomach. Another thing you can try is putting a tablespoon of olive oil in his food. If your dog has no appetite and begins getting weaker, definitely take him back to the vet.

  • Many dogs are lactose intolerant, so I would not try that with an old dog who already has diarrhea. petmd.com/dog/nutrition/can-dogs-drink-milk – jalynn2 Aug 10 '16 at 18:05
  • Rice milk, not real milk. My 10 year old dog had an upset stomach and this quelled it. – CSRenA Aug 10 '16 at 18:05
  • I read too quickly and missed the word "rice". Rice milk should be fine for almost every dog. – jalynn2 Aug 10 '16 at 18:09
  • Thanks for all your comments but unfortunately my dog passed away this Tuesday by liver fail, the vet considered the best option because the condition of his liver. – Jose Antonio Aug 11 '16 at 22:29
  • I'm so sorry for your loss :( – CSRenA Aug 11 '16 at 22:36

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