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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  Veterinarian for more than 30 years
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My 10 year old lurcher Moth is not good at the moment..

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My 10 year old lurcher bitch Moth is not good at the moment.. She seems to be very quiet and sleeping a lot. She seems to have lost interest but is still happy to go for a walk. She is a little off her food. Her dam (Tess) died almost a year ago and I don't think she has been really right since then. Moth went off her food badly a few months before Tess died. Tess died of Lymphoma and I am sure Moth sensed that she was ill. After three monhts, we got a new lurcher pup and Moth accepted her quite well, but I think is presently fed up with the pup (who is now 11 months old) crashing into her on walks; trying to get her to run with her. Moth went back to full eating a few weeks after we got the pup.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear you are worried about Moth. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.If she is off her food, and sleeping more, the first thing I would do if she were mine would be some basic blood tests to check liver and kidney values, blood counts, etc. Dogs can be subtle about being sick, so when a dog "tells" me they are not feeling well by eating less or developing a picky appetite, that to me is a red flag to look for the cause. Since she is 10, I would try to catch anything early, if I can. If there is history of lymphoma in her genes, I would also feel her lymph nodes, spleen, liver, etc. Let me know what else I can answer, or help with.Rebecca
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Many thanks for this information. I will take her to our local vet after Christmas if things don't improve.

All the best for Christmas and the New Year.


Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
You are welcome. Let me know if I can help with or answer anything else.
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