I'd definitely pop him in the vets when you can. Wonder if he's starting with a bit of arthritis. This cold, damp weather doesn't help when they're getting older. A bit of warmth might make him feel comfortable if you've got a hot water bottle.
Have you tried looking in his mouth in case there is something wrong there, a tooth that's hurting or something...just a thought. Did he walk ok when you took him out or was he reluctant? And I assume the poo was normal as you didn't say it wasn't? He could just be a bit off colour, he's getting on a bit & they do have occasional off days as I know having ones who've lived till 18/19.
Have you any Bovril? He might drink a bit of that if he won't take egg & rice, or a bit of plain yoghurt in case his tummy is a bit off.
I've been recommended scrambled egg and mashed potato for our dog due to her dodgy tum by someone that regularly deals with similar (rather than the very £££ tins from the vet) to get her back on track, so, yes, scrambled egg should be fine. Rice should also be OK.
Apart from not eating are there any other side effects? Is he uncomfortable anywhere - is his stomach hard in any places - if it is I would think that you do need to go to the vets sooner rather than later. Could he have picked anything up on the walk?
I wouldn't let him eat a lot of anything, but if you can tempt him to some small things that are gentle on stomachs I'd have thought it would be positive.
Hi, sorry I don't normally post in this topic so will be very grateful for any replies.
I have a 14 year old lab/collie x. He seemed fine yesterday morning - ate breakfast and had a good walk. But by last night he wouldn't touch his dinner, hasn't eaten at all today. Drank a little but not much. Took him out for a very short walk and he peed & pooed (sorry, but seems relevant) but still won't touch any food and just wants to stay in his bed - he's clearly not happy.
So here's my question. Vet is still shut til tomorrow. I don't know whether to try and tempt him with some chicken & rice (or scrambled egg - is that ok for dogs??) and phone the vet tomorrow if he's no better or whether I need to phone the emergency vet today.