My 9 year old Newfie used to have a great appetite. For the last 6 months, he will rarely touch his dog food, and has lost 40 lb and is VERY skinny. The vet ran a bunch of blood tests and a urine tests and found nothing wrong. She would like to continue with very expensive tests.
However, the dog seems very happy, runs and plays alot more than when he was heavy. He will gobble down people food if we give it to him, it's just dog food he turns his nose up at. We have tried at least 20-30 different kinds/brands. My husband just thinks he's stubborn and wants to just switch him to eating only people food, and skip the expensive tests.
What would you do?
If he gains the weight back on human food I would not be as concerned. If he does not gain the weight back then there is probably something more serious happening. vetcare