• My dog is steadily losing weight despite eating regularly (+10lbs. Since August. ). He uses the bathroom normally but eats grass like hes ill, he could barely walk this morning and had to be carried up and down the stairs to go outside and now is moaning like he's in pain. His heart beats so hard it shakes his entire body and his ribs are swollen and there is big knot on his right ribs that is getting worse. I pointed all of this out to the vet at Banfield and another local vet and both claimed it was only me noticing his weight loss. There is something VERY wrong with my dog and idk what to do to help him. I'm afraid he's dying and in a lot of pain. I'm out of funds for more testing. He was seen at Banfield 4 weeks ago to the tune of $400 to find out what is wrong and I still dont have ANY answers other than arthritis and a bad tooth.... I find that a poor and incompetent diagnosis and I need answers.

    Hi Heather,
    I recommend that you call your local veterinarian and talk to them about your concerns. The signs that you are describing are concerning. Unfortunately there can be quite a few causes for them. The best next steps for diagnosis and treatment of your pet will depend on his previous medical history including any diagnostic tests and his response to any treatment. Your local vet knows your pet and his medical history and will be able to give you the best advice on this.

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