My little Chi, Trixie, has been recovering from multiple abscesses. She was on one antibiotic for 14 days, and the puncture wound wasn't healing and another abscess had formed right near the end of that course of abs. She ended up with tubes and stitches, and the dr. switched her to a heavy duty antibiotic, despite the abscess culture coming back sterile. Her appetite during the whole thing wasn't good, but if I hand fed her she would eat just enough. 3 days in on the new antibiotic, she woke up vomiting and vomited all day. Vet gave her something for nausea and an antacid. Her appetite started to pick up two days after that, but then the next day she would eat one bite (by this time I had her on boiled chicken), and nothing else. I got sick at that point, and every day just tried to get some food in her, forgetting the antibiotic (because it was a tablet and she wouldn't eat). So here we are a week later, she hasn't been on antibiotics, she's been eating a few bites of chicken a day, and I'm at loss what to do to help her eat again. I've been giving her greek yogurt with live cultures in case the abs killed her good stomach bacteria. Today I finally force-fed her a larger amount of the yogurt.
I can call the vet, but I don't really want him putting any medicine in her again, and I'd like a second opinion on what to do to get her appetite back to normal. She used to be our little goat that would eat anything.
I've never dealt with abscesses on a dog before, so this after care has me stumped, and looking for more experienced people for help! TIA!