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Losing weight : Patch and he is 16 : He has heart disease

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Losing weight
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Patch and he is 16
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Patch?
Customer: He has heart disease and spondylosis of the spine. He is getting less active and constipation is becoming a real problem. He had a splenectomy over three years ago.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has he been showing signs?

Any appetite loss, vomiting, or diarrhea?

Has he been drinking more or less?

Does his urine seem more watery/dilute?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?