After Surgery, My Malamute Stopped Eating/Drinking and Now Leaking Urine
I have been an avid follower of earthclinic for myself, my family, and my dogs for many many years. This is my first time to ask for help.
My 8 year old female malamute was perfectly healthy before she had surgery 2 weeks ago for a torn ACL. The surgery went well, but after she came home (on Tramadol), she refused to eat anything for days. Finally she ate a few small milk bones but has since started refusing them as well as all her favorites (like Greek yogurt, tuna). She also is not drinking enough water.
And yesterday the vet said that she has stopped squatting to pee and is leaking urine pretty regularly. At this moment she is at the vet's with IVs and antibiotics.
Today we have an ultrasound scheduled. Tonight we plan on bringing her home to her own space and her pack to see if we can coax her to eat some 'home cooking' and also to try some apple cider vinegar. Please help us with ideas about how to get her to eat and drink water.