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There are many different reasons that can cause increased appetite in an older dog.
Is Poppy having any diarrhea?
And have you noticed any changes in her amount of thirst or urination?
OK, we can see diabetes and Cushings disease - these are the most common 2 conditions that would cause an increased appetite in a senior dog.
These are both treatable conditions.
ok what can i do
First, we need a diagnosis. This can often be done just with screening bloodwork.
Cushings disease requires a specific test to confirm, but the screening test should point us in that direction too.
should i go to the vet than
I recommend having her evaluated by your local vet. This is not an emergency, but I would make an appointment. We should start with a physical exam and senior screening blood work.
might it just be worms
hello are u there
Parasites are less likely. We usually don't see infections bad enough to cause a change in an adult dog's appetite.
It certainly isn't a bad idea to bring a stool sample to be checked by your vet as well.
ok thanks but she also has a ongoing problem with allergies
I don't think that is related to the increased appetite.
Have you tried an OTC antihistamine for her?
Human antihistamines like Benadryl.
yes i think she is has been on does
If that isn't helpful, you can always try Zyrtec or Claritin.
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i will just bring her to the vet
i will bring her to the vet
OK, I am happy to help interpret any lab work etc that you get in the future.
Just post it back here to me!
i was hoping it was something simple