Q. My dog is 8 years old and hasn't eating in a week she had one bowel movement witch was normal two days ago and has only eating a piece of deli ham

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A. Thanks for our question. I would recommend to take her as soon as possible to your veterinarian for a check up and appropriate treatment. Persistent anorexia and constipation can be particularly dangerous and can be caused by a variety of diseases ( from gastrointestinal problems to more systemic diseases which need to be correctly identified). Sorry not to be more specific but the signs are vague at this stage. I am happy to discuss the problem further in a consultation if you‪ require.

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