Excessive weight gain in dogs

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Avatar n tn (15 in the last 6 months) while continuing to diet and exercise the entire time (I have changed nothing and in fact have increased my exercise). This rapid unexplained weight gain has me going crazy. My thyroid has been tested and is well within normal range---my Dr thinks it's all just due to menapause--but this seems SO excessive especially for someone like me who is SO disciplined with my diet and also with exercise. WHat else could this be????
Avatar n tn His tests have not been completely definitive for Cushings, but he had all the symptoms (wt gain, excessive thirst, enlarged liver). Three days ago he went blind. Over night, just like that. He is the best buddy. He is also my trail dog. Since he was a pup, he went along with my horse on all my rides, no matter how long. It breaks my heart.
Avatar n tn Other than I stopped smoking back in March,,, so I expected to gain a few pounds there,, but this weight gain started long before that even. I have gained nearly 50/60 lbs in the past 3 years or maybe a little less time. So i could correct the 'rapid' part a little bit,, but still,,, it is way more than ever before in my lifetime. I barely recognize myself in the mirror anymore and it doesnt seem to be getting any better.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Dogs acquire phosphorus directly from food, and normally (in healthy dogs) any excess is excreted through the kidneys. In kidney disease the kidneys are damaged and cannot excrete excess phosphorus, which then acts like a toxic substance in the blood. Reducing phosphorus intake is therefore important (check all the foods you may be feeding, including treats, for phosphorus content). The additional way of controlling it is to introduce a phosphate binder.
675347 tn?1365464245 Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.
Avatar n tn In the last few weeks she has lost weight to where you can feel her ribs most of the weight has been lost in her hips and stomach. She has never been a dog that ate very much, usually id fill her large bowl up maybe 3 times a week. She has slowed down eating her pedigree senior formula food and really only eats it when milk or table food is mixed in with it. Should this be taken as a sign that she no longer likes her food, she is also getting into the garbage more often.
Avatar m tn Great question. Obesity and weight gain in cats and dogs is a serious concern. It leads to higher risks of arthritis, diabetes, urinary disorders, and an overall poorer quality of life. While 3/4 cup does not sound like a lot of food, the calorie density and carbohydrate content can make a big difference. I do not feel an examination is necessary, instead call your animal clinic and ask if you can speak with one of the team members about your concerns.
Avatar n tn The worst part is how hard it is to diagnose or figure out what exactly is going on in our brains. Loss of attentiveness, excessive dreaming, not to mention constant thinking and slight nerve twitching. It's all so frustrating. I take NO DRUGS, I do NOT drink, no history of abuse, I am completely normal and have a great, loving family. Everything about me is normal and moderate. I have good diet, physical activity, take vitamins, everything is fine. Yet, something is wrong.
Avatar n tn Im a marathon runner and eat fairly healthy..granted I like chocolate but not excessive. Ive never had to worry about weight gain but in the last year I have gained 10-15 lbs. Im only 25 years old and workout at least 6 days a week with three fairly long cross country runs. I weight train 4 days a week. I get so frustrated b/c I know I work harder than most people. I know Im healthy but I could afford to loose some vanity lbs and I know it has effected my speed.
Avatar f tn Another thing to consider would be "Juvenile Kidneys" or Juvenile Renal Dysplasia in a dog her age with those symptoms. Juvenile Renal Dysplasia is when the kidneys do not mature as the dog grows to adulthood, but remain the same size they were as a puppy. As a result, they are completely unable to handle the blood-filtering workload given to them by a maturing dog, and fail. .....But of course, that doesn't address the strange pseudo-pregnancy symptoms.
Avatar f tn I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late in the game that dogs can also take phenergan. It didn't work quite as well as the reglan, but at that point we tried anything we could get our hands on. Over the counter Dramamine for motion sickness can be tried as it is metabolized in the liver - got that info from an ER vet nearby.
Avatar n tn Thanks for everyone's posting on progress with Vitamin B. I'll consider trying. My warm leg sensations began after weeks and weeks of a left side, temple area headache. I've been on antidepress for a 6 weeks and the warm leg sensations have subsided by the headache continues unabated. Not terribly bad but mostly present 4-5 days of the week. Can't get rid of this headache. Seems like almost a "hangover" headache. (but, haven't had a drop since last September!).
585414 tn?1288944902 ), doing passive aggressive or hostile pranks (in the past), self medicating with natural remedies (in the past), drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages (in the past), overstating my important/thinking I could "change the world", unable to concentrate on tasks but becoming obssessed with something unimportant. Right now I am to the point where I can spot this and catch it before it gets worse. Can you? What happens with you? Can you stop it? And could you learn?
1358341 tn?1282213443 5 Glucose (don't need it)********* Glucose is not detectable in the urine of healthy dogs or cats. Protein (maybe)********* Thus, only a very small amount of protein is normally excreted in the urine, which is not usually clinically detectable. Proteinuria of renal disease may be due to glomerular and/or tubular lesions. Blood (important)************ If the renal threshold is exceeded, the hemoglobin can pass into the urine. Healthy animals should have negative test results.
Avatar n tn Also the weight gain is more apparent in the belly. Other symptoms are hair loss and excessive panting. A vet will need to run some blood tests to confirm and also to figure out which type it is, since there are more than one and the treatments are different. If it is cushings, once you figure out the correct dose of the medication, they respond well, at least mine did. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn HIV definitely is getting more attention and research funds with cancer running a close second. Why? Because it could immediately affect the big dogs in DC. They certainly are not going to get HCV for the simple fact that they all - at least we hope - do not use IV drugs, roll in the hay in hay with drug users or do anything else that we "slimeballs" that have HCV do. That is how everyone thinks we contracted this illness in the first place.
Avatar f tn My 10 year old dachshund has been struggling with this disease for almost a year now, but was only properly diagnosed today. It started with excessive hunger/weight gain... She put on almost 10 pounds in a month or so! So I took her to the vet who diagnosed her with hypothyroidism and she was put on thyro tabs. About a week into the medication the excessive thirst started...
Avatar f tn Its the high grain content of all dry foods that lead to excessive weight gain, esp. with cats...not sure about dogs, but I will assume it could also be part of your dogs weight problems. As far as the bowel issues that too can be food related. I suggest you post on the Dog forum, there are others there that are much more educated in good foods for dogs....
931217 tn?1283484935 [137] Some authors have suggested that intact females may be at greater risk of diabetes due to the antagonistic effects of ovarian hormones on insulin, and spaying is an important part of regulating diabetes in female dogs.
1054665 tn?1305512055 I think my lithium for bp 2 is causing me to twitch and jerk mostly when in a relaxed state. It bothers me, I try to keep if from happening then it almost seems to build up and then comes out all at once and so I jerk and twitch more then before I tried to stop it. I tried to mention it to my meds lady but she don't seem to listen to me any more, I don't like that she don't. Any ideas, any help is welcomed.
751340 tn?1233499717 To confirm a positive diagnosis vets will run either a Low Dose Dex Test or a ACTH stim. The common symptoms in dogs that are suffering from Cushings are increased thirst (thus increased urination), hair loss/thinning, lack of appetite (however there is weight gain), discoloration of the skin (blackish color), the stomach can also appear to be 'pot bellied'. Please know not all dogs who are Cushings positive will show all or any of these symptoms!!
746058 tn?1248348265 I had fed him all the expensive foods and eh still had excessive shedding and soft stools and he has always been under weight. I have another dog too who isn't having those issues on the food and seems to be tolerating it fine and she has EPI! The dane though has always had digestive issues and what i think might be food allergies, any ideas on what i can do to help him not smell gain weight and lose so much hair?
2074844 tn?1331715983 There are also several other possibilities that could cause excessive weight gain, and you really need to talk this over with your dr because they can make it harder to loose weight. It's hard to know where to start so I think for now, your best bet is to do a slow move. For me I went from an pretty unhealthy, irregular diet filled with packaged foods and soda to an extremely regular diet of only fresh foods.
Avatar m tn I have an 11 year old Peke and she has gained 7lbs in the last 2 months.We thought that she may have Cushings due to the weight gain and excessive eating and drinking.But all her labs came back fine.Now they are wondering about her thyroid levels.Are they checkig him for that to? Do they think that there is a possibilty that it could be Addisons instead of Cushings.Addisons is the opposite of Cushings and the symptoms that you have described sounds more like Addison to me.
3138931 tn?1350943918 i look good to be 22 weeks! ! No excessive weight gain for me!! I eat healthy and stay fit! My baby is healthy and growing that's all that matters!!
Avatar f tn In some more organic forms, the bark can cause allergic reactions in some people (and presumably in some dogs as well). There is a known risk of abortion in pregnant dogs and it is thought to interfere with some standard medications, so it is important to get veterinary approval is before using.
641243 tn?1235755684 -Do you feed more for the excessive hunger, or keep him on the same diet (I worry that he'll gain weight by feeding more, but he is SO hungry..)? -Have you ever experienced behavioral changes on the meds?
Avatar f tn it is fine for dogs in small quantities, even though there is no nutritional gain from it. Excessive amounts can cause stomach upset and/or diarrhoea. The biggest problem is the source ... organic human grade lettuce should be mostly okay, but lettuce homegrown or from any other uncertain source may have been sprayed with pesticides, which washing may not remove, so be extremely cautious.
Avatar n tn Some doctors will tell you it causes weight gain. Studies show that only 25% who use actually gain weight. It modulates pain and not just Migaine pain. I have actually had hangovers go away or not have one at all when I should have. OK, that was when I was younger and could actually tolerate alcohol.
Avatar f tn Our vet said we were somewhat plowing new ground as there was really no literature on darbo treatments in dogs to use as a guideline. Anyway, her hermatocrit jumped back up to normal values (for her 42to 43%) and the shivering went away. With the darbo treatments, she also had to have iron and B vitamin injections for it to work properly.