Why does your senior dog lose weight?

WEIGHT LOSS IN DOGS

IS NOT NORMAL

As dogs age, they become more susceptible to various health conditions which can directly result in weight loss.

On top of that, their metabolism changes, and their ability to absorb nutrients from their food starts to decline.

IF YOUR DOG IS LOSING WEIGHT

TAKE THEM TO A VET

THE MOST COMMON CAUSES

OF WEIGHT LOSS IN SENIOR DOGS

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#1:  An underlying health problem

Common health issues leading to weight loss:

– Dental problems – Hyperthyroidism – Chronic kidney disease – Cancer – Diabetes mellitus – Gastrointestinal disorders – Heart disease – Parasites – Chronic pain

#2:  Different nutritional needs

As dogs age, their ability to absorb nutrients from their food declines. 

It's the main reason why senior dogs need a  special diet.

IF YOUR DOG IS LOSING WEIGHT

CONTACT YOUR VET!

Please always follow your vet's recommendations!

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