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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My female min pin is 5.5 Yeats old. She has lost quite a bit

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My female min pin is 5.5 Yeats old . She has lost quite a bit of weight .Her collar used to be where you could put 2 fingers now you can put 4 . What could be the cause of this ?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Brandi
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Brandi?
Customer: She has arthritis in her legs & hind quarters . We give her glucosamine tablets 1 per day .
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes no wounds . She only goes outside with myself or my husband .
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Has Brandi had any blood work performed in the last 2-4 months?
2) What is Brandi eating?
3) Are you seeing changes in her eating habits?
4) Any vomiting or diarrhea?