12-16-2015, 01:40 PM
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12 yr old pug losing weight fast
My wife's torn over how our pug is losing weight so fast. He's been getting hind leg atrophy over the last 2 years but has been doing hydrotherapy with a treadmill and is walking a lot better than before, but is still losing weight. Over the last 3 months he's dropped probably 1.5-2 lbs and the vet doesn't know why. He has relatively normal bloodwork except for some electrolyte levels. He's at the vet now getting the ACTH test for Addison's. If it's negative, the vet thinks to do ultrasound next for tumor.
Anyone have any other ideas? He's generally a very lazy dog, never liked walking or playing a day in his life, but he eats every meal like it's his first and/or last. He still has an appetite even now. We've increased his food by 30% last week and he still dropped .2 lbs between vet visits.
Other info: eats taste of the wild kibble in AM, homemade chicken/vegetable medley in PM plus a few fruit/veggie snacks throughout the day (piece of apple or pear here or there, carrot here or there)