These suggestions are things you can try at home. But treating at home is not a substitute for veterinary care. If you believe your pet is not eating or drinking well for more than 24 hours, it is important to call us at (650) 583-5039 for an appointment.
IF YOUR PET IS NOT EATING WELL
In general, we recommend dry dog and cat food because it is healthier for the gums and teeth. However, when your pet has a medical condition and needs a short-term appetite stimulant, you can try a small amount of warmed canned food. Also, you can try adding salt-free tuna or clam juice, a very small amount of anchovy paste, a small amount of dry flaked fish which can be found in the Asian department of grocery stores, or chicken, beef, or vegetable broth.
IF YOUR PET IS NOT DRINKING WELL
IF YOUR PET IS NOT DRINKING WELL, WE RECOMMEND MAKING AN APPOINTMENT WITH A VETERINARIAN.
Because dehydration can occur quickly especially in small and older pets, this is considered an urgent need for a same day appointment.