Hi all - I have just returned from the vet for the third time this week. Last Friday my mini foxie Belle (8 years old) suddenly stopped eating, barking, pooping, walking and playing ball. So on Saturday, when her appetite didn't return (and she started to run a high fever) I took her to the vet. He prescribed antibiotics and gave her an injection to bring the fever down. I kept giving her water in an eye dropper and trying to tempt her with cooked chicken. By yesterday, she ate about two tablespoons of chicken however was back to a high fever and not eating (after going to the vet for an anti nausea med given my attempts to feed her over the weekend resulted in her being sick). They are keeping her at the vet on a drip today for fluids/ nutrition and doing bloods.
The antibiotics don't seem to be working. She is up to date on vaccinations but plays at the dog park regularly. She is however a rescue dog with a long and frustrating history of separation anxiety which seems to resolve for a while and come back at the slightest change of routine (I have tried everything with this and she can only cope with being left alone in a very snug anxiety wrap and lots of toys). If it isn't an infection or a disease she is vaccinated against, then what could cause a persistent high fever and general illness like this? Given that she's only 8 it couldn't be organ failure or cancer could it? Would her high anxiety trigger early onset? She is not one to eat bits of rubbish etc on walks - (her sister Panda does that if allowed so I am on the lookout for it) - so I'd be surprised if it's gastro. I have 3 other dogs and they aren't showing signs of this illness.
I hope she's going to be ok - her anxiety and barking have caused me a great deal of misery since I have had her but she is also a really nice little dog who is very sensitive to how I'm feeling and usually loves to play ball and do puzzles. She's also the 'boss dog' of the group and her brother has been especially lost without her.
Has anyone else had any issues like this?