I have not been on the site in quite a while as everything has been flipped upside down the last year or so. To begin with Hello everyone! As some of you have read before I lost my baby Scarlett about a year and a half ago to cancer. She was only 2 years old. It broke my heart so badly that we adopted little Idgie Mae. Idgie Mae came from a lady in Salisbury MD whose boxer had a litter of 5 or 6. Idgie was the runt and it was very apparent she was not favored. Idgie came home to us November of the same year we lost Scarlett. In the year or so that we have had her she has been one of the biggest handfuls we have ever had. She is very hard headed (I know typical boxer) she’s been very difficult to train, and she has a continuous issue with her neck. She has been to the vet for it and every time she gets to the vet she acts fine. Let me start off by saying I am probably a little too vet happy after losing Scarlett at such a young age. Idgie goes to see her vet Dr. Divine every 3-5 months and sometimes more than that. We have a wellness plan and if she needs anything, nails clipped, anal glands expelled we go directly to her vet. She is even on a dental plan so she gets her teeth cleaned twice a year. So she is well cared for as far as going to the vet regularly. I digress, this time things are different. She’s been down for a week as of today. She is refusing food, and she is refusing water. The vet prescribed a bland diet which she has completely turned her nose up to. She is on Methacarbamal 3 times a day and she’s on Tramadol 2 tablets every 12 hours. With this medication she is constipated (the little that she is eating) she went almost 3 days without a BM. She has since gone to the bathroom and I am getting her to eat chicken and brown rice over her blue buffalo dry food and she is eating some baby food ( I have checked for food without onion powder and grapes) and I have put some of her canned blue buffalo in the blender and I am syringe feeding her. The vet says she has lost 4 lbs in the last month (she had a full exam on March 17th they did blood work gave shots and she checked out with a clean bill of health. healthy weight healthy teeth and gums and her blood and fecal tests were all in great shape. she does have seasonal alopecia but we are going to treat that with some melatonin once she snaps out of this spell. The vet is concerned because she went in last Thursday due to her lameness and not wanting to eat. She came home and gobbled up her dinner like she was all better. The next day Friday she played in the back yard and ate like normal. Friday night I tried to help her up onto my bed and she screamed and snapped (she did not bite but she was showing me she was hurting) the following morning my boyfriend went to pet her on the head and she cowered down and screamed at him. I am at a loss. The vet again today said that she gave her a full exam (rectal and physical and said she’s hard to read. she cowers sometimes and others she does not. They want to keep her on the meds, and if things don’t get better they want to send her to a specialist, I don’t really want to go down that road. My concern is her still being hurt after a week, and her not wanting to eat. If anyone has any ideas of something I can try to entice her to eat and get her better I would love any and all input.
- A worried Boxer Mommy-
- A worried Boxer Mommy-