macoduck Posted March 8, 2016 Share Posted March 8, 2016 A friend's greyhound is 3 years old. He's gone from 90 lbs to 71 lbs in several months. The biggest drop was 6 lbs in the past 2 weeks. His race weight was 68 and he was chunky when I saw him many months ago. Owner says she can now see all his ribs. Two big changes in routine where husband deploying (military) in early January and owner moving to new city 2 weeks ago. Dog was very stressed during the packing and moving process. He's had some minor health issues in the year that they've had him. Mostly loose poop. But also tremors that stopped after changing to a food without rosemary in it. He also had a nose bleed and a ripped toenail. She gave him aspirin and had been giving him fish oil for some time. Clotting test results mention "possible presence of hemolysis" FBHGEN was low at 69 mg/dl/l (range 90-255) PT normal PTT was high at 32.8 seconds (range 10.6-16.8) Local vet could figure out what was wrong with him regarding that and peeing in the house occasionally. I see he was issued amoxicillin back then (August) he had a UTI. Urinalysis said: protein - neg pH - 6.0 s.g. - 1.026 Snap test - neg Looking at the lab results from August I see creatinine listed a sgreyhound high at 2.2 and 1.9 and the total protein at the high end or normal. Platelets 137,000. HGB and WBC are greyhound normal. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Owner called me tonight concerned for his weight loss. He eats 4 cups a day of a Purina Healthy Weight (red bag). Is drinking and pooping OK. However she doesn't think he is peeing enough and his energy is low. Certainly stress from the move and his dad being gone are affecting him. New vet in her new town reviewed tests from old vet here. This is what was done today but results aren't in yet: urinalysis in-house complete (bill doesn't say if specific gravity was done) chem 17 Catalyst CBC procyte (add on) electrolytes Catalyst fecal TLI, cobalamin, folate #2156 My question is what do you think of this big weight loss? What other tests could be done? Is it time to have owner send everything to Dr Couto for review? Quote NoAh the podenco orito, Rita the podenco maneta, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto Angels: Mr X aka Denali, Lulu the podenco andaluz, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Charlie the iggy, Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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