• I brought Hank in for his comprehensive exam last week, Discussed the fact that he has lost 10 pounds and was eating too fast then drinking & vomiting. Dr. Dunphy (?) advised smaller meals, remove water for a short period after he eats. She also advised giving him boiled chicken,carrots and or cucumbers to fill him up. He is eating this just fine with no vomiting but it seems like he is still losing weight. Is there something nourishing and high calorie I can give him. He has follow up blood work scheduled for 4/29/19.

    Hi Theresa,
    I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian about this question. They know your pet’s medical history and they will be able to best answer your question. I don’t recommend that you start any other foods without talking to your vet. Trying to add a high calorie food can sometimes worsen any underlying GI issues. Your vet should be able to recommend the food that will be best for him.


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