My Dog Has Idiopathic Vestibular Syndrome And Has No Appetite. How Can I Get Her To Eat?

She is 15 y and has had this illness for more than two weeks now, and although she is steadier on her feet, she is very weak and refuses to eat. I am feeding her by hand and we have tried dog food, cat food, baby food, chicken, liver, raw food, treats. She will pick a few morsels for a while and then totally refuses to eat.

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6 Responses to My Dog Has Idiopathic Vestibular Syndrome And Has No Appetite. How Can I Get Her To Eat?

  • Donna B says:

    Try scrambled hamburg and white rice

  • serena says:

    When that happens to my dog we give him scrambled eggs and he gets his appitite back quite quickly.

  • bettatha says:

    Your vet may be able to prescribe an appetite stimulant. Give them a call and see what they think.

  • anne comish says:

    Hi Wendy

    My name is anne and my dog aged 15 has been diagnosed with vestibular sydrome. He took ill last Saturday and has been to the vets three times now – he too cannot eat – just took two little chunks of cheese today, at first would not drink water, but he is drinking water now and he is steadier on his feet but very lethargic. The vet seems to think that he has middle ear damage – maybe even a perforated ear drum – have to take him back next Monday – is yours eating now and how is he – I hope you will reply.

  • rach says:

    my dog had this and fell down the stairs we were scared was hardly eating for like 10 days around that point i had discovered giving her some of those high calorie supplements for puppies helps you know in the tubes i think it helped raise her blood sugar and the calories helped her strength along with the lamb and rice, scrambled eggs or anything else we could get her to eat

  • Neat Feet says:

    I am sorry to hear this kind of problem. I also have dogs and I sad when one of them got sick.