I Wish I Were a Snot Ball Shooter
Join Date: Feb 2003
Hmmmm ... the vet told me a couple of years ago that if Dutch had a thyroid problem, it could be medicated and the weight would most likely drop off. So I had the test done, but it was fine.
He's been studying acupuncture etc. and said that a lot of overweight dogs have a underlying problem with their spleen - he wanted to try acupuncture on Dutch.
Has your MIL's dog had a thyroid test, or is that just their explanation for lack of knowing what else the problem could be ? Poor doggie - and your poor MIL, what a terrible situation she has to deal with.
Dutch'll eat ANYTHING LOL. I have a macaw, and the stinker snatches up any nuts that he drops and crunches em- shells and all ! Sounds like he's eating bricks. My other dog skips meals sometimes, could care less about food - go figure!