Q. My sisters dog is emaciated, I think she has cancer or maybe a parasite. She eats twice a day, but has to have water mixed with her dry food

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A. She should be examined by a veterinarian for a work up. She could have an infection, metabolic disease (liver, kidney), endocrine disease (diabtetes, Cushing, Addison disease), or cancer. Your vet can run lab work and take x-rays, if needed, to help determine the exact cause and best treatment.

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