2.19.2010

Still Not Eating

Well, we're still having trouble with Dakota.  She wouldn't eat yesterday (except for grass), so the moms called the vet again.  The vet thinks that the medicine Dakota has been taking for years is now making her tummy sick.  So, instead of adding a new medicine to help with the new pain, they are taking away her old medicine to let her tummy heal.


The moms are super worried about this - taking away pain medicine when she's in pain doesn't seem good.  Then, after her tummy has a chance to rest and recover, we are supposed to try a new pain medicine.  We have to wait at least a week.  

This morning when we came downstairs, Dakota was drooling and asking to go outside.  Drooling means bad tummy, and sure enough, what she wanted was not to potty, but to graze and graze.  Too bad the grass is a little pitiful since it's winter.  After we came back in, Dakota would only eat canned food.  She refused to eat regular dog food at all.  

I'm shooting boxer vibes at you, Dakota!  You better get better soon!

6 comments:

threecollie said...

Poor Dakota...I truly hope she gets better quickly. Your fans in NY are holding good thoughts for her!

Ari_1965 said...

Best wishes to Dakota.

Do you think Stonyfield Yogurt (the organic kind with probiotics) would help a little with the stomach?

I give a generous teaspoonful to Buddha (55lbs) per day when he is poorly.

Cubby said...

We had been giving her some yogurt, because she just came off of a round of antibiotics for a bacterial infection in her stomach. She is also taking a liquid medicine (that I took after my bloat) that is supposed to coat her tummy and soothe it. They think the bacterial infection was caused by the compromised stomach. Ugh. Poor girl.

Lacy said...

woofs, me hope Dakota feels better soon...mama says antibotics makes her tummie sick too sumtimes...

b safe,
~rocky~

Ari_1965 said...

Oh, poor Cubby. Oh, wait, I mean poor Dakota.

Joe Stains said...

I know all about the bad tummies, it sucks. We are sending lots of healing vibes.