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Good Morning Claudia and welcome to Just answer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
It is reported in humans that anesthesia can change the "set Point" of weight allowing weight gain. This may happen in some dogs but research has not been done on this. Luigi may have this phenomenon, Claudia, if all other parameters have been checked. I would be concerned, at Luigi's age, of a developing thyroid issue that will promote weight gain. Be sure, Claudia, to have Luigi;s thyroid function checked as well as a complete chemistry panel to be sure that there is no medical condition. If this is ruled out, then increased exercise and a low calorie diet such as Science diet WD will help decrease Luigi's weight. I am sure, Claudia, that you are ware that with dachshund's a lower weight is important because of the risk of a disc issue in his back.
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my vet did say after another month of cutting back on treats he would do a test for thyroid although his high energy and breed didnt really correlate. I think the anaesthetic might be a good place to start as nothing else has changed in his routine pre and post op.am very aware of their backs...his sister Francesca gained after allergy meds but now is 6.0!! Thanks, Claudia
Thank you so much , Claudia for your kind rating. It is very much appreciated! Do not hesitate to contact me with any other concerns that you may have. I hope Luigi does well.
Have a great day!!