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corgi: 14 year old..stopped eating..treats or people food..tablets

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My 14 year old Corgi hs stopped eating his regular food for teh past 10 days. He will still take treats or people food, but will not eat his regular food. He lso has hip problems and is on 3 Tranadol tablets a day for the pain. Hope you can help.
Bob Johnson
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Hi Bob,

Have you noticed:

- Vomiting
- Diarrhea
- Weight loss
- Drinking more or less
- Urinating ok?
- Changes in breathing
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
He has lost a bit of weight and seems to drink a lot of water. Urinates OK. He is panting a bit more, but it is getting warmer here. Hope this helps.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your reply!

If this were a post about a 4 year old dog - I would be less concerned. But - since this is a post about a 14 year old dog - appetite change as well as an increase amount in water intake - I think the best recommendation would be to see the vet. The loss of appetite may be the first sign of something internal - such as kidney disease or complications from diabetes (which is why we are seeing the increase in water intake).

A simple blood test along with examination can help determine if there is any real reason for the change in appetite - but something that I would not ignore in an older dog.
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