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Mt 14 yr lab stopped eating but will drink some why?

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Mt 14 yr lab stopped eating but will drink some why?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Any history of health problems in the past? Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she just will not eat anything
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 1 year ago.

Okay, How long has it been since her appetite been gone? With an older dog several issues can cause a loss of appetite. Things I would be worried about would be issues such as kidney disease, liver disease, or even cancer. He will likely need some bloodwork to rule those thing our and probably a physical exam would be able to detect any other issues as well. Can you tell if his gums are a normal pink color?