The past few days with Cindy have been an adventure, to say the least. From picking her up, getting her settled, scheduling vet appointments, taking care of two dogs, etc., it’s been a whirlwind of a few days. Not to mention that this afternoon the vet called with Cindy’s bloodwork results – the poor girl has Lyme’s disease and tested positive for heartworm 😦
Add on top of that the fact that Cindy wasn’t eating and the result is I’m a wreck. Except tonight I was able to (sort of) stop worrying about her eating, or lack thereof.
To rewind, at lunch today I tried feeding her the normal mix of rice and bouillon.
She gave up after two slurps. So, I tried again after dinner – same thing. I even switched to regular, yummy (?) dog food – still nothing. That is until Marty came up with might just be our solution, at least temporarily.
Marty said she’d probably never eaten out of a bowl – she didn’t know what it was or how to eat out of it! Of course! The puppy mill probably just threw food on the floor! I was so shortsighted to assume all dogs knew what bowls were and had always eaten out of them.
By putting the food on a plate, Cindy actually ate some! Although she preferred shoving it onto the floor and then eating it instead 🙂
Now, she did promptly puke up at least half of the food two minutes later (so we need to work on quantity and type of food), but it was progress that she even ate anything at all! Go Cindy!