I have a 12 year old American Hairless Terrier. He has been on borrowed time for a bit as two years ago, he went through a phase where he lost weight and was weak, couldn't get up and down stairs well...I figured he was on his way out with a cancer of some sort...the vet and I have known each other sometime and we both agreed that we feed him a bland diet but aim at putting his weight back on. he since then has gained weight and been pretty healthy only had one other short episode of weight loss, which I was able to adjust the diet and increase his weight.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the terrier. What is the terrier's name?
Customer: I didn't say lethargy
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the terrier?
Customer: I have a human medical background so I am not without knowledge. His weight has been dropping sharply again so we went into action to compensate with gradually increasing his food again, and then he has had a bad weekend. He began by vomiting on fri morning all his stomach
contents. He began behaving as if he had a delirium or dementia (sudden onset so the former) walking
into odd corners tight spots between furniture, not responding with recognition to the family, decreased mobility/weakeness falling over unable to get up and down a couple stairs to the back yard without falling. He was not drinking or eating. if I put water to his lips he would lick it off my finger or from a syringe but not from a cup.