This isn’t the first time. He had a very rough summer, health-wise.
The last time he stopped eating, in August,
I had to encourage him.
With syringes of baby food.
And then syringes of a prescription dog food
that looks a bit like pate.
(To say nothing of trips to the vet, and many tests,
and much medicine.)
After a while, I figured out that if I put a spoon of food
in front of his nose,
eventually he would lick it.
So I changed my tactics to the spoon method,
as it was really hard to get the syringes filled.
But, oh, it was messy!
So then I figured that if I put a cloth napkin around his neck,
it would keep a lot of the food off his fur.
And if I put an apron on,
it would keep a lot of the food off my clothes.
So today we’re back to the coercion method of nourishment. The good news is that the vet called this morning and said that