Just looking for some opinions here. Basically, my 1.5 yr old Siberian Husky female eats hardly anything.
A bit of background. She no longer lives with me as my own work and personal situation changed, which meant I'd be out of town for a few days at a time, so my parents took her in. She's lived with them now for the best part of a year and everyone loves her and she gets all the walks and attention she deserves.
Anyways, when I handed her over to my folks, she was well trained (by me) and had a good healthy appetite. She was actually a bit of a horse when it came to food and would pretty much eat anything, although I fed her the same food everyday, she would sometimes get leftovers as a treat.
Now that's all changed since she's lived with my parents. I think she's basically been spoiled. Despite my pleas to stop, my dad just couldn't resist the novelty of having her practically sitting at the dinner table and being hand fed all sorts of delicious human food from the table. But hey, at least she still had a healthy appetite. But this started to change. She became more and more fussy about what she would and wouldn't eat. Things she would've jumped out her skin to get weeks before no longer even got a sniff from her.
Then a couple of months ago she fell seriously ill. She was vomiting white foamy stuff and had severe diarrhea. She was brought to vet and kept in for a few days for treatment. Eventually the diarrhea subsided and she was back to her playful self again. But my dad says that he has seen her vomiting the white stuff numerous times since. And worst of all, she won't eat, anything.
Any kind of dog food is a no no (we've tried every brand at this stage from the cheapest of the cheap to the ridiculously expensive. Both wet and dry). She will eventually eat some chicken breast, but it has to be almost hand fed. She won't even eat dark chicken meat She's become extremely skinny now. You can feel all her bones through her coat (which she seems to be shedding again! Even though she had only just shed a few weeks ago), which is a bit upsetting to be honest
She's been back to the vets a few times and they say that she seems healthy and that she may just be a fussy eater or have a weak stomach. To be honest she is actually in great form most of time, but the extreme weight loss knocked me for six, as I hadn't actually seen her in a few weeks as I was away.
I'm thinking of taking her to a different vet to get a second opinion. I have my own suspicions that she just needs to be retrained with regards to her diet, but I'd much rather have that confirmed by a professional. She got her own way for so long and now knows that if she holds out long enough that my Mam will literally roast a chicken just for her (I sh!t you not! I never got that kind of treatment when I lived with my folks ).
Has anyone else ever been through something like this? Any advice would be very much appreciated.