msvette2u wrote:Admittedly, he has lost a little muscle, but not much.
Loss of muscle mass, especially in a working dog, combined with the ribs and backbone showing, IS a concern. And yes the former photos showed more muscle mass.
there is a difference between running around in a kennel all day and being in a crate. He gets exercise, but not as much as he used to. when he is in the house or yard he never stops moving. I'm sure he ran 10 miles a day in his kennel, he doesn't do that now.
My dog is not starving, he has lost muscle because when you don't use muscle it gets smaller.