Q. After administering Doxycycline, dog seems to not want to eat
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Antibiotics and other medications can sometimes cause minor digestive upset in dogs. They may have loose stools (diarrhea), vomit, or may lose their appetite if feeling nauseated. Adding in a minor probiotic such as plain yogurt can help keep the stomach full of good bacteria during treatment, and the addition of "people food" may entice your dog to eat. You can also offer a bland meal of boiled chicken or turkey mixed with plain rice if your dog has vomited or had diarrhea. These bland ingredients may entice eating while helping to soothe the stomach. However, if symptoms continue for more than a day, or your dog worsens, talking with your vet is best.