Q. I have a 3 year old plot hound Catahoula mix. She has always been skinny but last night she got sick and I now cant get her to eat. Her skin is hangin
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If your dog has been failing to thrive or is losing weight rapidly it could indicate a problem such as a metabolic issue, internal parasites or other disease process. You can try offering a bland meal such as boiled rice and chicken to help entice her to eat, however due to her weight loss it is best to seek veterinary care ASAP. Bringing in a stool sample at the same time can help your vet to rule out common issues.