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He's a 14 year old 10 lb pure bread poodle. not eating his…

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He's a 14 year...

He's a 14 year old 10 lb pure bread poodle. not eating his food, drinking lots of water and loosing weight

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Cedar, he's a rusty red color

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

He's neutered at age 1

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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3/14/2018
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Is he drinking more than usual?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He's been losing weight and not interested in his regular dog food for about a month or so.
He wants people food not his dog food.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Is he drinking more than usual?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no thank you! for that price I'll just take him to local vet.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Please disregard the phone call request this is sent automatically by the website not me. I can answer your question in this chat. If you would like to continue can you please tell me if your dog is drinking more than usual?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
drinking more than usual for about 6 months now
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
losing weight from 14 lbs to 10 lbs over last 2 months
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I am sorry for the delay in response, I was offline by the time you came back.

In response to your question, Cedar is not eating because he does not feel well. The big question in this case, is: Why is he drinking more than usual? You see, when a dog drinks more water than usual it is a sign of an underlying medical problem. There are many possible causes. I will not be able to pinpoint the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing, I am sorry. But, common causes are an active infection, hormonal disorders (diabetes, cushing's), kidney or liver disease and even cancer to name a few causes. Any of these will affect his appetite and weight. To determine which of the above is the underlying cause your family veterinarian will need to do some blood work (chemistry profile, T4 & CBC) and urinalysis as an initial screening test. Treatment will be determined by exam and test results.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

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