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    so my dog is a golden retriever, 10 yrs old, she gets walked once a day and has the full run of the garden for the full day with my other dog and we feed her on fresh meat with the mass calcuated off the recommendations. So recently she started to put on weight and now she is bordering obese, she sleeps a lot and suffers bad hips when its cold, she also has been urinating a lot or at least trying to anyway. She had pyometra about 5 yrs ago and was spade then so it can be nothing to do with that. Anyone have any idea what could be the problem. I am just waiting to get an appointment at my vets but its not for a while.
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    find it a partner....it could be depressed
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    (Original post by lotpot)
    so my dog is a golden retriever, 10 yrs old, she gets walked once a day and has the full run of the garden for the full day with my other dog and we feed her on fresh meat with the mass calcuated off the recommendations. So recently she started to put on weight and now she is bordering obese, she sleeps a lot and suffers bad hips when its cold, she also has been urinating a lot or at least trying to anyway. She had pyometra about 5 yrs ago and was spade then so it can be nothing to do with that. Anyone have any idea what could be the problem. I am just waiting to get an appointment at my vets but its not for a while.
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    Fatigue and excessive urination coupled with weight gain...
    Possible diabetes?

    Where is the weight gain? All over or just around the abdomen?
    How recent is the weight gain? Did all the other symptoms appear before the weight gain?
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    Maybe she's getting arthritis. My dog (a labrador) started to slow down at that age (just natural ageing) and got arthritis. It's supposed to be quite common in labs and goldens, so who knows?
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    i thought diabetes aswell, but usually its weight loss. The weight was gradual along with the tiredness the urinatio is more recent and i think the soreness is down to her weight.
    She has a companion so she cant be depressed etc.
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    The weight gain could just be due to her slowing down with age.
    Diabetes could have developed due to the weight if shes urinating excessivley.
    Or shes just showing her age. Good luck with the vets
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    i know we should really be thinking of the pet here, but you better hope it isnt diabetes, because that will be extremely expensive unless you have the right pet insurance.

    but yeah, perhaps its just general aging
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    thanks everyone, well i will see the vets next week so will hopefully find out!!!
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    The key symptom of untreated Diabetes is extreme thirst. If she is drinking alot more water from her bowl than before then late onset Diabetes is likely.
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    Have you been the vets yet?
    What did they say the problem was?
 
 
 
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