2 year old Malinois weight loss (ribs showing) and in recent 2 weeks increased excretion up to 7 per day but stools are solid. Shows no sign of discomfort, pain or lethargy.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Have you noticed any changes in the dog's appetite?
Customer: No - eats breakfast (dry food) and dinner and snacks. Thanks for the fast response
JA: Could the dog have eaten something unusual?
Customer: Nobody has had access to her. She lives on a compound and delights in finding discarded bones from the guards - try to limit that. The type of exercise changed to 4 x 30 minute segments of fast ball chasing - she was running (trotting/walking )with her previous dog sitter about 10km per night. Could I be over-exercising her - but why would that increase excretion?
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Jaru - she will be 2 years next month. She was very late having her first season (last October) and seemed to lose weight around that time but this has been notable in the last couple of weeks
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Nothing that I can think could explain the weight loss. Thanks