Forget Tempting Treats-Get Medical Attention for that Sick Senior Dog

Question:

In January my 16-year-old dachshund/cocker cross stopped eating her dry dog food. Canned food caused her to have diarrhea and vomiting. Now she’s eating very little.  She’s very thin, and I’d like to know what I can feed her that might help her gain a few pounds.

 

Dr. Nichol:

I can tell how much you love this girl. The reason for her weight loss and poor appetite is that she’s sick. No amount of tasty morsels will make her well. She could have cancer, organ failure, or a long-standing infection. She needs medical attention. You can only keep her in your life if you summon the courage to take her to the doctor. I’ll say a prayer for your good old friend.