help! my dog lost so much weight! ?

my dog was at a kennel for the past week while i was on vacation. when i picked him up, i noticed he lost a lot of weight. i can feel all of his bones easily, and the small layer of fat covering his ribs before is gone. he won’t eat his dog food out of his bowl now either. i spent an hour trying to hand feed him, and he eventually ate a few handfuls. i put a little parmesan cheese over his food, which he usually loves, but he only ate a few bites then walked away. other than that, though, he has been acting totally normal, not lethargic or throwing up or anything like that. what’s wrong with him, and what can i do to help?
he’s not like, emaciated now. just thinner. and he was fed his food every day, and he was let out for "play time" all day with the other dogs and the people who worked there.
he’s not like, emaciated now. just thinner. and he was fed his food every day, and he was let out for "play time" all day with the other dogs and the people who worked there.

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5 Responses to “help! my dog lost so much weight! ?”

  1. Cake Batter says:

    My dog went through a similar ordeal after staying at a kennel. A day after he got back we noticed he started coughing. He had kennel cough, which is common in kennels and highly contagious. We talked to the vet because he wasn’t eating and she said he probably wouldn’t for a couple days but that that is normal and okay. Instead of giving him hard food though, rice really helped his digestive system recover. Try cooking it in a chicken broth and just serving it plain. He may not eat it at first, but it will really help him. After he feels better boil down a chicken in a pot of water and put that over his food, it will help him gain weight. But for now, find the cause of the problem.

  2. Garnet says:

    Ok, so he was at a KENNEL FOR A WEEK and your wondering WHY he’s skinny? Are you kidding me? A dog should be fed everyday. Since he’s not eating I suggest you take him to the VET! I bet he feels like he’s going to die!

  3. ∂¥lån... says:

    umm i would try mixing like chicken with his food and if thatdoesnt work i would go see a vet cuz there might be something wroing with him

  4. Dave-proud APBT owner! says:

    He needs to go to a vet if he’s lost that much weight in a week.

  5. Kasside♥ says:

    Well he probably didn’t eat at the kennel because it was a new environment and he probably though you left him. Now he is probably a little nervous that you might leave him again, so he is depressed. although, it could be some type of worm or something that he has. I suggest you take him to the vet as soon as possible. I hope he is okay!