Q. My 12 yr old lab cross has lost a lot of weight and has soft oily stools, his appetite is normal and does not seem in any pain

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A. As pets age their diet needs change. It may be time to do a food check up and make sure his diet is still meeting his requirements. Your local pet supply store should be able to assist you with this. If you haven't already done so, it may be time to try a senior food. It will be higher in fiber to help keep him regular and is formulated to be a bit easier on the stomach and aid him in processing his food better. It is always a good idea to have a check up done with a vet to ensure there is nothing medically related to his weight loss, just in case. Enjoy your golden years together.

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