My dog (12 yrs old) has recently become ravenous. She can't get enough to eat. She's always been a perfect weight.
She is INSANE when food is around. She wants to go out constantly so she can get a treat when she comes back inside. She is anxious, mouch more active than usual. Not sleeping well. This behavior has persisted for about a week. at first i though she ate some chocolate on Thanksgiving but I think it's lasted too long. BTW she is a Bichon.
I have a naturally greedy doggy too, she's always been that way. She does NOT get fed more than she needs, no matter what, so she's got used to the rules!. But if she gets the chance, she will do anything to get extra food or treats! And she is well. No problems.
Cold weather can make them more hungry, extra activity can also. Has there been a break in routine recently (like visiting a relative or something? When she's got extra treats? and now she's playing on that with you?)
Is she fit and well otherwise, and not losing weight? Are you sure her weight is the same?
With humans, hyper-activity/sleeplessness, coupled with massive appetite & no weight gain etc, can be linked to thyroid problems. Check this with the vet.
Please take her to have a "Senior Blood Panel" run if you haven't already. Many things can cause this sudden behavior: Thyroid problems, Cushings Disease, Liver Problems to name a few....All can be controlled with medication to get her comfortable again...Good luck and please update us with what you find out......Karla
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