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04 Jan 2005

Dachund with anorexia??
I have 2 Dachunds, the male is the younger of the two and he seems to be anorexic. In the sense that he is as thin as a rake ( you can see his ribs and backbone ). He eats 3 times a day and has been dewormed and vaccinated. Other than being thin he is a happy, healhy puppy.

Any suggestions on how to make him look less anorexic?
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01 Jan 0001

There is not necessarily anything wrong with your dog can considering that is eating well and appears happy and healthy. Some dogs are simply very busy and burn their calories, resulting in them remaining very slim. Your vet can run some blood and urine tests just to make sure that everything is okay and set your mind at ease.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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