Dogs That Are Very Heavy But Barely Eat At All

Dogs That Are Very Heavy But Barely Eat At All

These cases are often Hypothyroid but there are other possibilities. For example, appetite suppression occurs in overweight dogs. It’s mother nature’s way of preserving their lives when being predated by a swift predator. The thalamus and other brain structures curb the appetite to keep the animal “fighting fit” but that can be overridden by taste buds and ‘delicious’ foods. With stuff on top.

This document helps owners understand how and why the dogs might barely eat, but are heavy nonetheless.–-Johnson-Vet-Services.pdf

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.