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My 12 year old dog has stoped eating but still drinks water

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my 12 year old dog has stoped eating but still drinks water apart from loosing wight there are no pyhsicul problems that i acan notice
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Will he eat people food?

3- Is he drinking more than usual?

4- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
gradually over a few weeks from reducing his amount to nothing.
still drinks water.
other than he seams a bit dipressed there are no symptoms to notice
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

1- Will he eat people food?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
some small amouts now and then
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend decrease appetite is a very non-specific symptom and can be related to many different medical conditions that affect dogs. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common possible causes are: Dental disease, neuromuscular disorders, infections, kidney or liver disease, etc. to name a few causes.
In this case unfortunately on history alone it will not be possible to determine the exact underlying cause. Harvy will need a hands on examination, blood work (chemistry profile & CBC) and urinalysis as initial screening test to determine the exact underlying cause. Treatment will be based on exam and test results. I would strongly recommend having him checked by family vet for the above testing.

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.

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