Q. 12 yr old female black Lab in pain, won't eat. Can barely walk/sit, rear thighs swollen. Told by vet rotting stomach tissue. Antibiotics didn't help
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If your dog is still experiencing the large amount of symptoms listed after care, it may be a good idea to seek a second opinion with another vet, or ask for further testing. The stomach is a necessary part of the body and problems with it such as necrotic tissue can be life-threatening.
Stomach problems do not usually lead to pain in the hind leg, and swelling of the legs or limbs may indicate an injury there instead. Pain in the body can cause pets to become nauseated or ill, which can lead to a loss of appetite, vomiting or lethargy from lack of eating.
Until you can get back to the vet, a bland diet of plain boiled chicken and plain white rice may help to soothe minor digestive upset and encourage some eating. However, due to the large amount of symptoms listed, seeking further veterinary care is best.