Losing weight

Postby AllAmericanPUP » April 19th, 2010, 8:26 pm

What would cause a dog who is eating normally and is still 100% active to lose weight? He's getting the same amount of food and exercise he has always got but is losing weight..?
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Postby amazincc » April 19th, 2010, 8:37 pm

How much weight has he lost, and in what amount of time?
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Postby TheRedQueen » April 19th, 2010, 8:42 pm

how old is the dog, what breed...what type of food.

Score loses weight substantially in the spring...he eats a certain amount during the winter, and he exercises heavily throughout the winter (sproinging through 2 feet of snow helps with exercise! lol).

Come Spring, he has to go up at least a cup of food for a while...as his body adjusts...and you can count every rib and vertabrae...it's sad to look at for a while! :rolleyes2: Looks like a neglect case (except for the muscle)...since he doesn't have much to lose in the first place.

He normally eats 2 cups of Extreme Athlete food...high protein/high calorie food...this spring, he's gone up to 3 1/2 cups of the same food, to get some weight back on.
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Postby AllAmericanPUP » April 19th, 2010, 10:57 pm

he's 6 1/2 yrs old, golden retriever mix. has lost enough weight to where you can feel his hip bones and spine. has lost the weight in the past month.
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Postby amazincc » April 19th, 2010, 11:05 pm

Hmmm... I would probably get him to the vet for a check-up and some bloodwork asap. He's almost due for his senior profile anyway. :wink:
I don't want to start speculating over the Internet... unexplained weight loss can be a symptom of any number of illnesses, or it could be "nothing" (like Erins Score).
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Postby TheRedQueen » April 19th, 2010, 11:09 pm

yeah, I'd take him in to the vet...if he's "older" and dropped weight suddenly, that's a warning flag for me...vet time!

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Postby BullyLady » April 19th, 2010, 11:42 pm

TheRedQueen wrote:if he's "older" and dropped weight suddenly, that's a warning flag for me...vet time!!


Yup, same here.

Is this Ozzy? Hope he's okay!
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Postby AllAmericanPUP » April 19th, 2010, 11:52 pm

yup yup its ozzy.
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Postby Malli » April 20th, 2010, 3:08 am

yeah a bit of a red flag, I'd get him in pretty promptly.
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