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Bonnie is likely suffering from arthritis in her older years. Being obese tends to cause even more chance of this happening. I would highly recommend you place her on a strict diet to shed those extra pounds or someone is going to have to begin hoisting her back end for her anytime she needs to get up to use the bathroom or move from her bed. It would be worthwhile to start those efforts now to help support her while it's cold out and her joints are more prone to being sensitive. Discomfort in the joints can certainly cause a reduction in how much she will want to eat, as well, but she will need to be eating to take any medication. In a pinch, we can use aspirin although I am obligated to still recommend that she see a veterinarian for diagnostics and prescription medication which may work better for her. Starting her on a joint supplement like glucosamine would be ideal, as well. Aspirin dosage calculator here: http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/aspirin-for-dogs/
If the financial aspect is what is keeping her from a vet, consider applying for financial aid thought these resources:
Red Rover: https://redrover.org/find-financial-assistance-veterinary-care
Best friends: http://bestfriends.org/resources/financial-aid-pets
Your dogs friend: http://yourdogsfriend.org/we-recommend/need-help-paying-vet-bills/
Speaking for Spot: http://speakingforspot.com/?p=Financial%20Assistance%20for%20Veterinary%20Care
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In the event that she is already taking a joint supplement and aspirin, it's time for diagnostics. Have you visited the links I shared above for financial assistance? Unfortunately, you're already doing what can be done at home but obesity is going to worsen her affliction and further necessitate her having medical care through a veterinarian.