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Old 12-26-2007, 03:02 PM   #11
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maybe take him for a long walk to work up his appetite and ease his nerves
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:17 PM   #12
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Do NOT give the dog wet food or people food unless you want to clean up some nasty diahrrea (sp).
By "wet food" you mean canned or soft food, right?
Just wetting a dog's food with water or a little broth will not give them diarrhea that I have ever seen. And I feed a lot of dogs and once in a while need to entice an appetite or two
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:33 PM   #13
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You could make some rice or oatmeal cooked in some chicken broth add little bits of chicken or beef leftovers.If your really worried scramble an egg and mix in a little rice or serve it alone.I haven't met a dog yet that doesnt like scrambled eggs.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:33 PM   #14
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I didn't see anyone mention it... but did the owners leave a number they could be reached at in case of emergency? I know the dog I watch over, I have his owners home and cell, as well as his son's. If so, just call and ask what his regular food is. Switching food without a gradual change can cause an upset tummy. And like Pacanis mentioned, if the vomit was yellow and foamy it was bile due to an empty stomach. My dog does it every once and a while when she doesnt feel good and hasn't eaten.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:58 PM   #15
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I didn't see anyone mention it... but did the owners leave a number they could be reached at in case of emergency? I know the dog I watch over, I have his owners home and cell, as well as his son's.
This is probably a good time to mention to folks that watch over someone else's pet (not just you Jen, but you broought it up )... The emergency contact needs to work in twofold; 1) If something happens to the pet. 2) If something happens to the owner.....
It doesn't do any good to have their cell and their son's cell if both are going to a family reunion, travelling togther and their car rolls over (or worse).
Are you prepared to care for their dog for a month? Longer? What would be their wishes for their pet if they are unable to care for it anymore?

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Old 12-26-2007, 10:15 PM   #16
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Not only that but you should have the pets veterinarians number so if there is a problem he/she has the pets records
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:58 PM   #17
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Perhaps you can have brother go over and look at the food bag in the owners' house?
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:24 AM   #18
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ever watch the Dog Whisperer?? walks..walks..walks..cures a lot of stuff
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:35 AM   #19
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hope that all works out........we've acquired our daughter's pet rabbit for the next 3 weeks while she's at a debate tournament in Thailand and she left (NO KIDDING) 4 pages of instructions on how to take care of "Myra" with special emphasis on diet requirements.....so hope that the pooch recovers and walks sound good to me
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:39 AM   #20
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He might not be eating because he's missing his owner. Our dogs usually eat much less than usual when we go away (which of course makes us feel very guilty - all part of their plan :-)) but they resume their normal eating patterns when we're back.
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