Weight loss in dogs

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Avatar n tn Some beleive it's the #1 cause in Dogs. We are appalled to see Sugar in a dog food. Also, Artifical Color should NOT be used in Pet food...Some are banned in many countries because of cancer causes.. We do not recommend this product! WELL, I GUESS NOT!!! To eat the beautiful bag would have to be healthier then what's inside...
605458 tn?1539232408 It comes and goes but it has us worried because our lab mix had to be put down because of complications due to bone cancer. It usually comes in younger, larger dogs in the front for leg and that is where she is limping.
Avatar n tn The vet gave her blood tests to determine she is not dehydrated (she was not), put her on a special low fat food, and told me to feed her more of it to see if she gained weight. He said he wants to get her weighed in a month and Parasite test was negative, although she has had hookworms and giardia. I thought it was a parasite issue again, her diarrhea has cleared up, but she is very skinny. She has a lot of energy and a great appetite.
765828 tn?1306267468 My dog is a cross between a Corgi and German Shepherd. Corgis usually weigh around 30 lbs, while German Shepherds are about the same or heavier. Because of her mixed breed, I don't know what is a healthy weight for her. The veterinarian said that if she gained weight, she would be unhealthy. I feed her the minimal amount of "healthy weight" dog food for weight loss, but she maintains. She is extremely lazy and cannot play for more than two minutes without tiring.
745821 tn?1247718475 The medication Slentrol may also help. It is a weight loss medication for dogs. If nothing helps, have your dog's thyroid and stool checked.
1451570 tn?1373900668 I wonder how far down I will get before they come home. I don't feel like eating and I stay mostly in bed, except when the dogs have to go outside or be fed. I wonder how fast I will go back up once they come home. I really don't care what my weight is. I dont feel any difference between now and when they left. It is not a typo I really am under 400 by 6 lbs. It will be interesting to see what I can loose in the next 2 weeks.
Avatar f tn My dogs bun level in at 122 up from 85 in December. He is a Laasa Apso age 16. Liver and heart are fine. Phosphorus level is 9.6. My vet has only said this will get worse. So far he is not vomiting but has loss of interest in food and it is a real challenge to get him to eat anything. He sleeps most of the time. My vet has me giving him B12 shots every 3 days. Other than suggesting a low protein diet and Standard Process renal support he hasn't offered me anymore suggestions.
Avatar f tn Sorry Sara...I did not know a liver shunt had been ruled out. 5 lb loss of weight is a lot for a dog. I hope he starts gaining again. I certainly wish you the best in finding out the cause and getting it treated so your baby is good as new.
Avatar n tn Yes, if groomers are busy, they will often put wet dogs in cages and many actually use dryers that will attach to the cage to dry the dogs, or start the process. Unless you have a ne rosy done, you just may not get a definitive answer. Did you check with the Vet they took him to? So very sorry for your loss.
Avatar f tn I lived in a granny flat on a property that houses two dogs and five cats (two of the cats are my own and live exclusively with me). About six months ago, my landlady adopted another cat whose owner was leaving town. Edward is about 2 years old and seems a bit depressed. My landlady's male cats were not neutered and became very territorial as they hit adolescence, marking all territory in sight. Edward has, on and off, lived with me - partly due, I think, to the other cats being territorial.
Avatar n tn The next sign I noticed was about six months ago she began splitting nails - about 1 every other month. The next sign was she starting losing weight and became less interested in eating, vomiting every third to fourth day and really likes to eat grass - which promotes vomiting too. All of her blood tests are normal - except slightly dehydrated. Exray showed nothing except a slight mass near entrance to stomach. Fecal sample - negative. She now is becoming very lethargic.
Avatar f tn My question is, what am I doing wrong? I thought I would see more weight loss by now. It gets a little disheartening but luckily I have been enjoying my gym time so I'm no where near the quitting point. I just wish I could see more results. My problem is I have only lost two pounds in the past two months and I am wondering what I am doing wrong.
Avatar f tn If EPI is diagnosed in your dog, there are supplementary enzymes that can be given to allow her to live a fairly normal life. Many EPI dogs never do regain all of the weight they lose, but they don't lose any MORE weight and as long as you are providing them with the enzymes they cannot produce on their own, they can live just fine. Please post back after you speak with your vet about EPI and let me know what he says.
Avatar f tn Hi designgyrl, Your weight loss is probably due to your medication causing you to lose your appetite. However, I would let your Dr. know so that they can check out every avenue. I've lost approx 25 to 30 lbs since January when I started my Fentanyl Patch. If your scales are like mine they weigh differently than your Dr.'s scales so it might behoove you to weigh on his scale to get an accurate reading of your weight! Sweetie, PLEASE don't worry about the letter ANYMORE!!
Avatar m tn Many dogs will 'soldier on' quite happily even though in a position like he is in. Dogs are known for their stoicism. If you usually give him dried kibble....you could definitely try offering him something juicier and more wholesome and tasty! Try boiling some plain chicken or white fish (no bones!!) with some light vegetable like green beans, and try him with that? Give him the juice also. But even so -he needs to be checked by a vet.
649848 tn?1534637300 Well, I'm seeing quite a few questions lately, but I'm not really seeing a lot of goals or achievements, etc. I'm curious as to where everyone is, in their weight loss journey. Are you losing, gaining, holding steady????? This includes EVERYONE -- new members, as well as the "old timers". Do you have any specific goals that you are working toward? Like losing 8 pounds by Thanksgiving? Or 15 pounds by Christmas??
Avatar m tn The vet basically prescribed to kill all the biology in her gut, and then had us feeding her probiotic yoghurt and canine probiotic additives. The weight loss has stopped, but she lost a lot of muscle mas in her cranium and face. She seems to be feeling a bit better, but I was wondering if there was something we can feed her that will increase the muscle recovery. I know there are products for body-builders to increase mass, but is there something for dogs?
1872406 tn?1320893991 My Cookie left me on Monday after battling Chronic Kidney Disease and failure for more than 2 years. I am posting this in order to help anyone else who is facing this with their pet. My vet told me that she was among the longest survivors of CKD he has known and the longest lived he has personally treated. While there is very little comfort that I can draw from it, I hope some of the things that we got right with her can at least help others.
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.
2186126 tn?1384961026 The typical symptoms such as gorging on food and water and the frequent urination were part of our daily lives until recently, new ones started coming up. Weakness in the hind legs, weight loss and constant whimpering. Through all of this, he's still alert, hungry, energetic and playful as ever which confuses and frightens me. I will carry him outside 50 times a day to go potty if I have to but when do I draw the line? When do I make that decision to end his suffering?
754744 tn?1233853250 and I am waiting by the phone for the results of his blood test.. but researching 'fluid in chest in dogs' online.. has resulted to nothing positive or promising. 1. They can drain the fluid necessary but eventually scars... so they can't do it anymore. 2. They can wrap the heart or something with something... so the chyle fluid doesn't reach the heart... but that's only has a 50% rate and then only 20% success rate. 3. Then the other two choices are not good either..
566103 tn?1228389367 My sister in law is visiting from Conneticut and often she does not make it back, so I like the house to look cute when she is with us. Crunches, all inspired by Skailark, but you know all of my weight I carry around in my hips, belly and bumper so I think they would be benificial. School, I am so excited. Looking into online classes. My hospital has programs for full time employees going back to school. I hope they can help me out. Have fun coloring. I always do my own.
620923 tn?1452919248 LOL i never saw this thread before just now!! I started seeing a weight loss center here in erie 3 weeks ago today, and im 11 pounds down, with pretty much no exercise.. 48# to go!
Avatar m tn Since both dogs are in relatively good health for their age (thanks to your obviously wonderful care of them) why on earth are you making plans for euthansia right now? Dogs live in the moment so they don't know their time is limited as we do. Take a page out of their lives and do the same - enjoy life with them! Yes, dogs do seem to mourn losing a pack member but we humans can make that adjustment much easier on them.
1963554 tn?1325451090 I thanked my little angel cocker for her help in teaching me to caregive because I did love them both so very much. Loss of a loved one whether human family or our four-legged family and their final illness it something we must endure if we give our hearts and love to them. But think how much love you have received and given in that littlle life. God bless you and comfort you.
82861 tn?1333457511 If you have one dog, multiple dogs, small dogs or large dogs, or are just thinking about bringing a dog into your life, this forum is the place for you. There is no such thing as a stupid question here, and there are many experienced and knowledgeable members ready to help and discuss doggy business of all kinds. All posts are welcome whether they are about veterinary care, diet, behavior, grief and loss, or a simple sharing of fun experiences with your dogs.
369472 tn?1198749292 Dark meat poultry, fatty hamburger, ground lamb, and canadian bacon are good choices. Of course, dogs in renal failure are so nauseated, it's hard to get them to eat anything, so if she won't eat the low-phosphorus foods, just get something in her. To counteract phosphorus, give her one or two Tums antacid tablets a day - or any indigestion tablet that is primarily calcium. The calcium binds with phosphorus and carries out of the body so it can't do further harm to the kidneys.
Avatar f tn I have tried all her favorites, (chicken, hamburger, cheese, hot dogs) and at most she takes a nibble. She has lost weight and her stool is soft, with bright red blood and smells very bad. She also has bad breath and I noticed her teeth in the very back of her mouth have tartar. I made an appointment with the vet for tomorrow morning, but I'm worried and would like to know what could be wrong with her and what I should expect tomorrow.
Avatar n tn Maybe you should have your dogs tested again. The test is not 100% I believe the most common used one is in the 80's%. It took us nearly 3 months for the vet to diagnose our dog with cushing.