my rottweiler is 15 and you can see his hip bones and his ribs i know it’s not healthy but i just need a couple of questions.
he will look at you like he’s just dazzing into space. i’ve had him since i was 1 in about half i’m 16 now and i’m worried about him, and he eats like crazy but he doesn’t gain weight. he has a lump on top of his ear and every now and then it’ll pop off.
he’s energetic most of the time but he’s always bugging to drink water and i’m just asking for advice.
At 15 years old your Rottweiler is really a very old man and it’s not unusual for elderly animals (or people) to lose weight, both muscle and fat.
However, it sounds as though he’s more hungry, and more thirsty, than normal and I strongly recommend that you have him examined by your veterinarian as soon as you can.
It sounds as though he’s doing well overall for an old dog, but there may be some underlying health issues that need to be taken care of. Only a vet can make an accurate diagnosis of that and recommend treatment if necessary.
There are special dog foods made for older dogs and they have a specific ratio of nutrients to help them stay strong and healthy. You may also want to look at some of these.
A check up is first on the list for your dog though so please get him an appointment as soon as you can.
Good luck and I hope he stays healthy for some time to come.
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