I have a black lab. My fiance and I got him from the humane society. We got him almost 2 years ago.... and he is a little over 2 years old. He is very high functioning, very obedient. Eats VERY fast... like he cant get enough food sometimes. But here lately, we have noticed he looks very skinny. Now, we just wormed him like a month ago. He is an inside dog. And Im wondering if we should be concerned. I believe he is mixed with greyhound.
If he's a greyhound mix then I certainly would not be worried.
If you put a ball in his feed bowl it will slow down his eating but throwing the food down the throat is a Lab trait.
You could of course go down the blood test route but if he seems alright in himself then I personally wouldn't worry.
Post a photograph so that we can see how thin he is ?
If he has greyhound in him that could be causing it. If you can feel the ribs without having to press hard but not see them that is good weight. Has your vet said anything about his weight?
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Since your very concerned you should call your vet and make an appointment.
I agree with Amy. Call your vet. Advice over the internet from strangers is not always good advice.
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we on a board, without seeing your dog, are not in a good position to evaluate their health and make anything other than a guess or speculate.
if he is LOOSING weight and nothing has changed in food or exercise then I would monitor and talk with a vet. sudden weight loss is not good (unless you were actively feeding less and/or exercising more).
If you are truely worried, talk with your vet.
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