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My dog is mixed breed but pit /mastiff,about 77 yrs old now

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my dog is mixed...
my dog is mixed breed but pit bull/mastiff,about 77 yrs old
now eperiemcing loss appetite, excessive thirst,vomiting clear emesis and constipation
todat he will not eat
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Polydipsia (increased thirst), anorexia, and vomiting at Z's age are danger signs for quite a few metabolic disorders. These include both hepatic and renal insufficiencies, urinary tract infection involving the kidneys, diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease (both would cause polyphagia/increased hunger, as well, however), hyperthyroidism (again, polyphagia would be expected), electrolyte (calcium, sodium, potassium) imbalances, Addison's disease (rare), and diabetes insipidus (rare). I don't mean to give you an exhaustive list of all the possible etiologies but, instead, encourage you to have Clyde's vet perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests +/- X-rays or ultrasound predicated upon the findings in Clyde's physical exam and biochemical testing. I regret that I can't be more specific for you at this time. I, too, would need to examine and test Clyde.

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