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01-06-2018, 06:29 PM

What questions should i ask at the vet

so i am taking my dog too the vet next week to get a weight loss plan but what questions should i ask about it thanks for an help and info
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06-06-2018, 11:41 AM
Has your dog not lost any weight in the 3 months since you asked for weight loss advice on here?

I would put money on your vet suggesting an expensive vet based diet or testing the dogs thyroid levels if it hasn't lost any weight (assuming you have restricted its diet and increased its exercise as suggested back in march)
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06-06-2018, 02:15 PM
I would advise not going to the vet - it is basic commonsense. You put in less than the dog puts out - simples!! And as with us, avoid the carbs - a raw meat and veg diet with raw meaty bones and NO refined carbs will do the trick.

Vets are in my opinion rather unknowledgeable about canine diet and will as already suggested plug the dried kibble that they sell and make money out of.
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06-06-2018, 04:57 PM
Is this the same dog who was trying to lose weight before?
Did you follow the advice to reduce intake and increase exercise?
Has he/she lost any weight in that time?
I do have to say in my experience vets are not particularly well informed regarding diet.
If the dog is now getting a reasonable amount of exercise on a regular basis then you may need to consider the reason is not food related. If it is food related it's a lot easier to deal with.
If you're still going to the vet then ask him what he thinks could be the cause and what tests would need to be done to verify it and what the cost of those tests are. You can then evaluate where you go from here.
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