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Dog losing weight

by christine
(England, Derbyshire)

My daughter's Jack Russell x is 9 years old and although as lively as ever, is losing weight, although he seems to be eting okay. She has given him different things to see if he puts weight on, but he doesn't it. Could it just be his age? Any suggestions on wht to give him, or suggestions what food may help? The vet once advised that he should not put on too much weight as he is chihuahua! cross and too much weight on his front would not be healthy for his heart, but he is very thin now.

Merry Christmas by the way.

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Jan 16, 2013
weight loss
by: Anonymous

i want to add that russells like my 12 yr old female lost a significant amount of weight in just a month. turned out she got diabetes which is common in overweight dogs. this might be the problem. check the glucose level. it can make the dog go completely blind like mine did from cataracts.

Dec 27, 2012
Losing Weight
by: Anonymous

Sorry to hear the dog is losing weight. He should probably be checked for cancer? In the meantime, try giving more frequent feedings, spaced out equally. But do get to the vet, it could just be a treatable infection of some sort.

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