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I have a 10yr old boxer and it seems that for the last month or so she seems to be gaining alot of weight. She drinks alot of water and eats about 3 times a day. Just wondering what could be going on with her? and she also passes alot of gas.

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I had a dog with the same symptoms, and attributed it to "old age". Sorry to say, he had Cushing's Disease, and we put him down 2 weeks ago. He would have been 13 in August.Please have your dog tested for this horrible disease. I think mine had it for a while already,way before we took him in for the blood test. That's the worst it could be. The medicine wasn't working on my dog. Good Luck,


I had a dog with the same symptoms, and attributed it to "old age". Sorry to say, he had Cushing's Disease, and we put him down 2 weeks ago. He would have been 13 in August.Please have your dog tested for this horrible disease. I think mine had it for a while already,way before we took him in for the blood test. That's the worst it could be. The medicine wasn't working on my dog. Good Luck,


Please make an appointment for your dog to be checked. The other response is correct, but can also be related to renal, cardiac and endocrine issues. ost all of these can be addressed with medication. Good luck.


Please take her for a check up. My dog went through the same process. He was diagnosed with cushing disease....he crossed the rainbow bridge on the 27th of September. He was just 8 and a half years old. I hope you will be able to catch this in time. God bless you and your baby.



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