I have taken my dog (14 year old golden named Lisa) to the vet twice in the last 5 days. She had blood in her stool so I took her in right away. They put her on antibiotics and a "dog pepcid." Plateletes very low, slightly anemic, BUN high.
She had a slight fever but it was gone the second time I took her in 3 days later.
Since the first visit she hasn't eaten, so I took her in again yesterday because it's not like her not to eat anything.
She had a few crackers yesterday and won't eat them since. She won't even eat peanut butter anymore for her medicine. She's drinking ok but every time she wakes up she dry heaves, about 4 times a day. Nothing comes out but she still won't eat. The vet said to keep an eye on her when she was in yesterday but that was it. I kinda felt like I was wasting his time------he checked and made sure there was no more blood in her stool and she doesn't have a fever. But that's it.
What can I do to make her eat, and how many days is too many without eating anything substantial? She hasn't eaten anything much at all in 4 days but drinks ok. I don't want to take her to the vet again because I don't want him to not do anything again because she doesn't have a fever or bloody stool. She is noticably weaker but can still get up, wags her tail a little even. She smells weird. I'm afraid she's dying but I don't know why the vet wouldn't just say that so now I'm afraid I'm overreacting, except since she won't eat I don't know what to do.