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Bella won't eat

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Bella is a 4 Y.O. female brindle. She has always had issues with her weight. We found out at age 6 months she had an allergy to chicken and has been chicken free for 3.5 years. 4 weeks ago Bella decided to give up eating. We tried all the tricks to include adding bone broth, hamburger rice, and wet food. These options worked for a meal or two but then back to nothing. Took her to the vet and ran blood test, checked teeth and stool. All tests were normal, stool was soft. Bella was given "entice" to spark her appetite, flora to put on her food for her tummy and an antibiotic for her soft stool. It's been 4 days and Bella has eaten about 1.5 cups of food total. Yesterday we bought CBD oil, first time with the hope she would get her appetite. Its been 2 doses, .05 of a dropper and she has slept and continues to be lethargic. I'm defeated as to what I can do at this point. I'm retired and with Bella all day. Has anyone experienced this with their boxer?
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this is a tough one. i don't think i have any good suggestions as i haven't experienced this issue. that's obviously not alot of food over 4 days along with a downward trend on weight. unless others on the forum have gone thru this and have experience and suggestions... i know if my regular vet wasn't making quick progress i'd be talking / reviewing with them about referral to a board certified specialist, and have all the records and lab / test results from regular vet sent to them ahead of time. maybe regular vet or the specialty center can help guide what type of specialty vet to see (internal medicine, etc). this will definitely cost some money, not just for specialist but any tests they might want to run like abdominal ultrasound, etc.

good luck to you and bella.... she's a cutie. color and markings reminds me very much of my apollo. pls keep posted of how she's doing.
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