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Harley weight loss no apparent reason.

December 18th, 2010, 06:10 PM
It has been 2 weeks and the weight seems to be starting to rapidly drop. Stool is great, no vomiting, eats a lot. In normal cases nothing is wrong. Except tonight I noticed him drinking a lot more, and I can actually count every rib on his body. I will be bringing Harley in to have blood work done tomorrow.
He is drinking more, not as active unless outside in the snow, tires faster.
I know I have been missing in action for some time, just having a hard time. Harley is my heart dog, and I am praying it is not the starting of kidney failure, but I spoke with a vet friend of mine and he is showing sure signs of it.
Weight loss started so rapidly.He had a stool sample done 1 month ago and no signs of parasites.

December 18th, 2010, 06:28 PM
K poor Harley, you must be so worried. I am sending you some good vibes your way, MF.

December 18th, 2010, 10:28 PM
I hope it is nothing serious :fingerscr. Good luck at the vets :goodvibes:.

Dog Dancer
December 18th, 2010, 11:02 PM
Praying that the vet finds an easy answer for Harley. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

December 19th, 2010, 11:33 AM
weighed him this morning 8.5 lbs in about 2 weeks, seems all muscle loss. We have an apt tomorrow at 7:20 pm for a urine analysis and also blood tests.

December 19th, 2010, 01:23 PM
Good luck at the vet tomorrow. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

December 19th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Sending lots of :goodvibes::goodvibes: for Harley.

the gang
December 19th, 2010, 08:11 PM
best of luck :fingerscr brenda and the pins

December 20th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Not diabetic, Shows no sign of loss of kidney function 10/40 which vet said is pretty good.that is what the Urine analysis showed. Now waiting for results of full blood panel tomorrow.

December 21st, 2010, 06:04 PM
Blood test results are in, everything is normal except for his iron which is 44%, so, will be talking to the vet tonight to find out next step

December 21st, 2010, 06:37 PM
Sending more :goodvibes::goodvibes:.

December 22nd, 2010, 11:08 PM
fingers crossed and sending lots of :goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes:your way!

December 25th, 2010, 10:51 PM
No chance of tick disease? Are either of the RBC or platelets near the bottom of the range? Any high normal albumin?