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My dog is emaciated. She is still eating good but she is so

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My dog is emaciated. She is still eating good but she is so weak she can no longer walk. Earlier this year she got sick a bad cold. She stopped eating her dry dog food, only water and a lot of it like she was dehydrated. Diarrhea too. Online search advised chicken broth, it worked (from ramon noodles) after 2 days added noodles good, after 2 days boiled chicken breasts (boneless,skinless) cut up and added. Great diarrhea stopped got her energy back. Thought i would change all dry food to wet food. 2 weeks later she went blind and now she is emaciated and cannot walk.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

1) Is she losing weight despite eating well?
2) How is her stool quality now?
3) Has she had any diagnostics performed such as blood work? If so, when?
4) How is her water consumption now?
5) How much weight would you estimate that she's lost and over what period of time?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Started losing weight at end of May 60 down to 25 if that. Normal water consumption. Stool is solid log form. No tests/vet low income.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

How can I best help you today? It would seem with such drastic weight loss there is very likely an underlying condition that is causing it to happen. Considering euthanasia would be kind at this point, I believe.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Checking in, Sherri. How is Lily doing today?

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