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I am sorry to hear you are having some problems with Charlie. I would definitely increase his feeding as suggested, especially if he is looking for more food. What age is Charlie? There are many different things which can cause weight loss with a good appetite. Charlie will need to undergo some tests to get to the bottom of this, if all of the basic things have been covered (such as worming). I would recommend that you book another appointment to discuss his weight loss (rather than a vaccine which is a routine appointment) and the vet can discuss various tests with you. Usually we would advise bloods firstly to check kidney function, liver function, protein levels, glucose levels, etc. If nothing was found on these then an abdominal ultrasound may be required, to look for any abnormalities in the structure of the organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, liver, etc. It is very difficult to diagnose any problem with doing a physical exam and then starting with some basic tests.