Schnauzer losing weight


(Nada Glavan)

My 2 year old black miniature has suddenly lost a good amount of weight, his once muscular body has become quite sinewy with skin that I can pull away like a pup's.
This has all happened rather quickly as I recall just thinking recently how solid and muscular he was- not fat! without an ounce of loose flesh. he seems healthy with a shiny coat.
He does spend his days playing and chasing our new 7 month old pup so he does exert a lot of energy but that has been the same for the past few months.
He is regularly wormed, heart wormed and has all his injections up to date.
Anu ideas?

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Aug 01, 2013
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Weight Loss
by: Chuck Smith

If your dog is losing weight quickly I ask that you please take him to a vet. If he don't help your dog in a week or two then try a different vet. My little girl "Shadow" had these symptoms and I thought it was from some medication that she was on. WRONG. Today my heart is so broken because she passed away this past Sunday evening. I told my wife Sunday that I was going to try a different vet as we had her to our normal vet over 4 times and he wasn't helping her. She didn't make it to Monday so I could. Don't ever assume or wait. Get help. :((
NOTE FROM LINDA AND MAX:
So sorry to hear of your loss

Sep 24, 2011
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Yes, take him NOW
by: Anonymous

Yes, take him NOW. It can be many things. It sounds like he's also dehydrated which can be dangerous.

Sep 15, 2011
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Take your dog to the vet now
by: Betsy

Take him to the vet immediately. Probably nothing serious, but with dogs, as well as humans, a significant weight loss in a short time can be an indication of something serious. Make sure now.

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