September 3rd, 2007, 08:39 PM
Hi there! I'm new to this site, but I discovered you while searching for things I might do to get my dog to eat. My 9 1/2 year old Bernese Mountain Dog was diagnosed with chronic renal failure last October, they put him on an IV drip and he's been fine until about July when he would only eat if we fed him by hand or mixed chicken and chicken broth in with his gd. Now he will not eat. Well. . .he'll eat, but only certain things. He's been on gd, now kd, which he won't eat. . .dry or canned, and we've tried another brand that our vet recommended as well. Most recently we tried a rice/hamburger/bread mix that our vet recommended and he ate few bites, but that was it. He'll still eat dog cookies, and will eat a bite or two of what we're eating if it's flavorful enough. I just don't know what else to do. He seems to be himself, a little more frail than usual, but still happy to see us and wagging his tail. And he is drinking water. I know that 9 1/2 is old for a Berner, but what can I feed him? I'm getting desperate.