Q. My 5 years old Labrador is suddenly loosing weight, constant excessive shedding, fecal and urinating at home which he never did that before.
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Changes to weight, hair, eating and drinking and bowel and urinary habits can indicate a possible metabolic disease is occurring. Scheduling a veterinary checkup and having your vet perform blood work may help alert you to the cause. Having your vet check your dog's urine and stool samples for common problems such as urinary tract infections and internal parasites may also be beneficial in finding a cause to the issue.