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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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13 yr old Golden Male refuses to eat, drinks like a fish,

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13 yr old Golden Male refuses to eat, drinks like a fish, licks his own urine
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: we have been to the vet (several vets) he has lost almost 10 lbs became dehydrated even though he drinks so much had to have IV twice
JA: Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: everything seems to be ok blood work x rays ultrasound
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: he eats less and less now he will not even eat fresh meat
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 6 months ago.

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

How long has he been showing signs?

How long ago was the blood test? Was it just a standard geriatric blood test?

Any gagging, lip licking, drooling, mouth discomfort, or vomiting?

Is his urine watery/dilute?

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