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Force Feeding Dog -- out of the hospital, what should I expect? Any help?
My dog has been having severe stomach problems for 3 weeks. She got out of the hospital Friday and they told me to force feed her Royal Canin Rabbit.
I have been putting the wet food into her mouth, and then she does eat some on her own each time I force her.
However, she is not looking for food and she is not eating the "2 cans that is recommended for her weight."
She is on like 5 medications and she is drinking. Her stomach sounds better!
I give her small amounts 3-5 times a day. When should I expect her to start eating on her own?
She had not been eating regularly for almost 2-3 weeks....
I have no idea what to expect in terms of behavior...thanks for any comments.
Re: Force Feeding Dog -- out of the hospital, what should I expect? Any help?
I would definitely call the vet back and ask them. What did they mean by "force feeding"?! Just putting it in her mouth and letting her to the rest? How much did they say to feed her? The full recommended amount?
As far as when to expect her to eat on her own, and what to expect in terms of behavior, again - I'd call the vet. It all depends on exactly what was wrong with her, how bad it was, what treatment/medication she is on, etc.
Good luck though, it sounds like she is better than she was, I hope she continues to improve!