Q. My 9 year old pit mastiff has extended belly increased appetite muscle loss lethargy extreme thirst bad skin bad coat a bald spot lump on tail help
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS
A. These signs may be compatible with some endocrine problems. Especially he could be affected by Cushing's disease. This is a disease of adrenal gland ( small endocrine glands next to the kidneys) that become hypertrophic and start producing more hormones than normal. I would recommend to have your dog check by your veterinarian. A blood test may be needed to identify the problem.
Other causes can share the same signs. If you would like to discuss the problem any further please request a consultation.
A. Those are quite a lot of symptoms happening all at once. Considering the age of your pup, and severity of issues popping up at once I would recommend a vet check up. It could be a number of thing but there is something internally going on and your vet would have to help diagnose the problem.