loss of weight and hair in my yorkie
by Darla C
(W Lafayette, IN)
My 11 year old Yorkie has allergies and recently has a loss of weight and hair.
Continual biting of her feet and scratching. She has lost about 3 lbs over the last 6 months.
Vets state she is just loosing weight due to her allergies. she has fair appetite, but since she is beginning to show signs of kidney failure just the beginnings, she is on special food for this. She does not like, I try to put a little chicken broth or some chicken on food to get her to eat but she eats little.
Does anyone else have an older Yorkie that is loosing weight and allergies.?
Is this normal, is there anything we can do to help her gain weight?
She seems to have a lot of spirit, loves to go for walks, but tires easily. She is always ready for a car ride.
My Yorkie is Spice and she is the Spice of my life.
I am afraid this is something I might not be able to help with, our yorkie has never experienced any allergies or problems to this effect.
If she has allergies I am just wondering if the vet can give her anything to help with the allergies especially if he says that this is the cause for her weight loss.
For yorkie allergies one of the things I would recommend is a change of diet, however if your vet has put her on a special diet due to the kidney failure signs I hesitate to give any other dietary advice.
Please if anyone has any experience with the problems being faced tell us and let's see if we can help this yorkie!