Hi everyone, I'm new to the group. I joined because I'm worried about my 6 1/2 month old puppy, Bear (he's a Shih Tzu mix) who's been refusing food for over a month now. He was very food motivated when I first got him, in fact he would inhale any food I gave him and look for more. Then two days after I had to put my 15 year old Shih Tzu, Duke down it was like a switch went off and he started refusing food. I thought he was reacting to Duke being gone, but after a few days of barely eating I decided to take him to his veterinarian. The vet checked him over and said he looks healthy and is probably mourning Duke being gone. I've been trying everything to get him to eat, including cooking chicken and rice, but he's become beyond picky and walks away from most everything. I read that puppies can get sick if they don't eat, so I started hand feeding him and even placing the food in his mouth to make him eat it. He's been to the vet a total of 3 times and has had a blood and urine test, which are all normal. The last visit I asked if it was okay to take the food away and wait until the next meal to offer it to him, even if he doesn't eat for a day. It's been 4 days of trying this and the most he's eaten is maybe a 1/4 cup of kibble. Yesterday he vomited yellowish bile and today it was brown. I looked online and read that this could mean an obstruction. He's been playing normally and drinking water until today. He seemed energetic this morning, but has been sleeping all day. I'm really worried now. I made an appointment with a different vet and may have an ultrasound done. It's going to be about $700, so I'm hoping to hear from someone who has had similar experience. I hope I'm being overly worried.