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I haven't really noticed him losing weight, but that would make sense. No, he has never had a bony back. Just these past few weeks we have noticed it. It is pretty prominent now. His appetite has only recently slowed down, so if he has lost weight, it wouldn't be from not eating. He seems hungry at night when we're eating, but the last 2 days just looks at his food. He didn't eat yesterday at all and only ate half his food this morning. No constipation. No diarrhea. AND he will definitely eat anything in your hand if you give it to him.
You can see the bulge when he is lying on his left side. It seems to be right below the rib cage on his right side, not in the middle of his anatomy. You CANNOT see it when he is standing up.
1. No2. No
3. Not great.
4. Like I said, just lethargic and restless, moving around a lot during the day to new spots, stands up and looks at me like he wants something but then lies down in a new spot. New for him. He used to be pretty good about sleeping.
One quick question...if you put something in his dish other than his dog food, say some carrots or a piece of bread, and he eats it....would you assume it's his teeth bothering him or he just is finicky and doesn't want to eat "his" food. Would you recommend feeding him something else to get him to eat? say, wet food? This isn't just part of getting old, right? He should still be eating, right?