by david burhans
(bloomfield hills, mi )
benny is my three year old jack russell. his normal behavior is fiesty and energetic, likes to eat socksand lick my skin. since christmas he has slowly stopped eating-rejecting his dry/wet food mix, and has lost 11 pounds. we have taken him to several vets and has been prescribed may meds for various possible problems-yet the refusal of food continues. he has had mucle spasms in his hind quarters and in the past has occassionally done several 'down dog' stretches to apparently releive his pain or cramping. that action was seen infrequently. now he does it 3-6 times per day, and his aggressive-biting/niping is becoming more frequent and violent.
Benny is actually my wifes dog, and we were married just recently-prior to me being there on a more regular basis, his behavior habits went unchanged, but since christmas . . . a world of change.
ok the question(s) are dogs/animals prone to the human papiloma virus (hpv) ? if I get an MRI of my dogs body what will that show-they are very costly $3,000-
can he be depressed?