by Sarah

My rottweiler has been shedding a lot and has been losing some weight.

Is it worms or cancer or maybe something else?please help me figure it out, please please please

Hi Sarah
I wish I could answer your question, but I’m afraid I’m not a veterinarian, and even a vet will need to examine your dog to figure out what’s going on.

Rottweilers do shed quite a bit, especially during the late Spring when they’re getting in their summer coat. In extremely hot weather they also tend to eat less, but that shouldn’t be to the extent that they lose weight.

If your Rottie isn’t well he really REALLY needs to be seen by a vet because that’s the only way you will be able to help him. canine worms are a possibility, especially if he’s not been regularly dewormed by your vet…. however, so are several other, more serious conditions, including cancer. However you would likely see other signs of illness in some cases. Check out my Dog Diseases and Symptoms page to learn how to recognize the most common canine illnesses.

I can see tell that you’re very worried about your dog and that you love him very much, so please get him to a vet so that you can get an accurate diagnosis and any treatment if necessary.

It could be something simple, or not, but the only way to find out is to get professional help.

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