Thanks Colby! As the illness progresses, dogs generally feel unwell and experience vomiting, loss of appetite and dehydration. 2 1/2 years old. What could be causing this? The veterinarian will need to administer antibiotics and see if there is a tooth that needs to be removed. Ran by all vets and thy are extremely helpful…. She said the vet said he was ok and has had his shots but his weight is concerning. Have you noticed your dog losing weight rapidly and are concerned? My 6 month old male Rottweiler is doing the exact thing…we are at a lose as to what to do. You can’t rely solely on the FDA, doctors, and vets to be making the best choices for you. When I leave for work each morning, she refuses to come to her kennel and when I pick her up and place her there she is shaking by the time I get to the front door she is barking and crying. And now her cheek bones are starting to show. I’m also giving her goats milk to drink to cheer her up and try and at least get some fluids and nutrition into her. Raw meat. Was this puppy abused or underfed or should I worry about worms or other diseases. I’m trying to be consistent and only slowly change one thing at a time – trying to make food easy to digest. Could this possibly mean he’s dying. One of the conditions confused with malnourishment is poor nutrition. If anything it’s crazy not to do that! She had a “hysterectomy” 4 months ago. Better balance and head straight end out, but dropping lots of weight. He doesn’t seem ill, but he is lethargic and drinks more than he used to. Just like in humans, dogs can experience hormonal imbalance if they are experiencing thyroid problems. esp. Hi I am experiencing the same problem as you I am wondering if you did get help plz share I am worried. If the dog is suffering from liver disease, the liver will not be able to provide these crucial nutrients. Dogs are nothing but carnivals. These conditions can be absorptive disorders of the gastrointestinal tract like inflammatory bowel disease, problems with pancreas and intestinal cancer. For example, a tapeworm lives in a dog’s intestines and consumes the food eaten by the dog. Passing gas i s the dog is eating too much protein and the are b have a hsrd time digesting their food. My dog just had it and were on meds for three Our 12 year old Lab has been losing weight and muscle tone – now 23kg (after weight increase) she has now been diagnosed with Liver disease. Diabetes can develop because of genetic or weight factors and is often seen in senior dogs. They do not know it all. Email me. Any hel appreciated. They have the experience and the education to diagnose your pet properly and give necessary treatment. With King of course it is his yard. in older dogs. My 7 year old dog has been lethargic and loosing weight for about a week now.. She also experiencing diarrhea..Im super worried because she’s very thin now. Also, you should probably not own pets. Should I take her in to the vet? Just seen mucus in his soft stool. ©2020 Flexpet is Manufactured Exclusively For Flexcin International, Inc. *Individual results may vary. Answer (1 of 5): It is possible that your dog is eating excessively but losing weight. I agree, we have 4 dogs all on raw food only, also other family & friends doing the same. Weight loss in dogs could stem out of dental issues. It is interesting that dogs also suffer from nervousness or anxiety, causing them to lose appetite. As a result of this lack of eating, your dog will begin to lose weight. Idk what that means and vie tried looking up something before I take him to the vet, My daughters dog is 15 yrs. My dog is a Queensland Heeler. By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. The dog could also have increased appetite but still loss weight when experiencing parasitic infestations. can you help please. Not sure about the tar stools what are you feeding him? This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Any ideas? As with most bodily changes in your pets, you’ll want to be aware of weight loss. The same goes for prescription medicine. Just my opinion. These are discussed in details below. Carrots, peas, some grains, other proteins like fish and eggs, other vegetables, etc. I have a 6 month old pyranesse boxer mix, has had shots, nutered, has had a round of Dewormer. The biggest symptoms of diabetes will be that your dog is drinking a lot more water and also is urinating a lot more than before. Did you find out what was wrong? Many times dogs experience nervousness or anxiety which causes a lack of appetite. She’s 6. My dog is losing weight but eating very well. won’t even eat boiled chicken vet recommended. As dogs eat less, weight loss is common. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Hi. Her usual diva self. You have to educate yourself. while i was out of state , family tried everything and she just ate enough to stay alive. Here are some potential reasons why: Tooth and gum disease Eating, happy and no signs of fatigue or pain. My 3-4 month old puppy started losing some weight recently all of a sudden it doesn’t look bad and hell start peeing out of nowhere like hell be running around and then all of a sudden pee a little. I have a poodle that is about 11years old and has lost a lot of weight in the last month she eats good and drinks a lot of water she also has cataracts she goes out side and comes back by herself going to try medicine for tape worms I like the comments thanks everyone. We haven’t had to give my girl her pill at all where before she was taking it daily. Sounds like my little shitzu he is 13 ,,, did you receive an answer ? My income is limited, my dad’s dog stinker is a old dog she is skinny and you can see her bones we feed her every day and we wormed her she’s losing a lot of weight we don’t know what the cause we water her too but she still isn’t picking up weight can someone tell me why we had a dog that died suddenly because she was old stinker seen it what should we do, My pet was the same as you’re describing your dog she had an UTI have her on antibiotics and she seems to be doing much better but still always consult your vet, My dog is 9 weeks old, and he’s very lethargic now. My dog has just got through her period since we haven’t got her spayed and so she is still swollen down there and she was throwing up a lot today but still runs around and she looks a little skinny then she did…. 1-800-363-7246. Put toys or food int here when you are home, encourage the dog to sleep there. Domesticated dogs aren’t wolves. Or even change there beding and if in a kennel that most also be cleans. Just like in humans, pregnancy in dogs comes with nausea and other symptoms. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I’m here cause my girl Lexi is losing weight, after reading your post I’m beside myself with emotion. She has been on antibiotic and ring worm meds for month. When there is an excess production of thyroid hormones, the body cells and other body tissues are pushed to work excessively. I got another cockapoo for a companion for her, they get along ok, but the older one has lost a lot of weight. That was driving me bonkers. It is clearly visible that she has lost weight. My 4 yr old Great Dane did the exact same thing that you described in 2-3 days as well and dying my 1 old Great Dane is still alive but has went from 135lbs to 72lbs in 4 days but there is NOTHING wrong with her labs great, X-rays good, no infections or diseases and no parasites. Still not gaining, is healthy and acti e otherwise. 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