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Sick Dogs and Cats that won’t Eat – Pet Tip 252

We all know how important nutrition is to good health. Food gives us fuel for energy and allows us to do things that we usually take for granted. The same goes for animals. However, when an animal is sick, or is in the hospital, it can often be very tricky to get them to eat properly. The term “anorexia” means that an animal is inappetent, uninterested in food, and has stopped eating. It is very important to keep the calories up in a sick patient since this is the time they need them the most. Nutritionists have calculated formulas for energy requirements for different sized animals that are healthy.

Owner:
Heather P.
City:
Unionville
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Collie/X
Date of Birth:
1990
Date of Death
March 13, 2005
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
72
Coat Colour:
Black/White/Tan
Eye Colour:
Brown

Our Beloved Max


Max came into our lives on March 13th, 1992. At the time we adopted him from the Montreal SPCA he was already 1 1/2 years old.


When we first saw Max at the SPCA, he was dirty, skinny and his fur was all matted. But, I will never forget the look in his eyes or how his tailed wagged when he saw me. It was love at first sight.


We brought Max home with us, gave him his first bath and brushed all the mats out of his fur. We couldn't believe what a beautiful looking dog we now had! In the beginning, we encountered some difficulties due to the fact that that he didn't understand any english, only french, but he quickly excelled in both languages. He was an extremely intelligent and loyal companion. He was great with other animals and also loved kids. He was also protective of his family. We couldn't have asked for a better dog.


Last year, poor Max started to show his age. He had always been a very active and healthy dog, but now he was having difficulty with his back legs. By Christmas 2004, he couldn't go up the stairs anymore. He also lost his hearing and he stopped eating and only wanted to sleep.


We knew it was his time, only as you can imagine making the final decision to put him out of his pain was hard, but we knew it was the best thing we could have done for our beloved boy Max.


On March 13, 2005, 13 years to the day that we adopted him, our vet came to our home and put Max down.


Max will always hold a special place in our hearts. Everyone who knew him was touched by his personality and charm. He will never be forgotten.


We love you Max and we miss you and know you are waiting at Rainbow Bridge.

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