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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?
1- Will he eat people food?
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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.
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