08-29-2011, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Tess
Interesting. Thanks for getting back to us. Arthritis should not cause weight loss unless she is so uncomfortable she has lost her appetite.
Again what concerns me is the pale gums and difficulty breathing. The blood work should tell you a lot.
Meanwhile, I would go ahead and baby her all you want. You can give her some yummy cooked chicken (no bones) to boost her food intake. Cooked chicken in general is a very mild food and is good for nearly all dogs. A little extra protein might be good. I would just add a little to her current food to make sure it agrees with her, but overall, if she's losing weight, you want to try to get her to eat a bit more!
good luck and do let us know. I myself may be out of touch some as we have no electricity at my house after the storm so I have to go elsewhere to get on the internet.
Well, it seems she is losing interest in her soft food as well. I had to kind of force her to eat today, because she would just smell it and walk away. She is still drinking. I gave her a doggie cookie and she ate that too. She must be in so much pain. =( I am anxiously awaiting the blood work results. Probably will get little sleep tonight. I am probably going to cook some chicken tomorrow so I can give her some of that as well. I gave her chicken the other night too. When she was feeling not so ill. She scarfed it down.