Poor Vinny. He suffers the same ailments as most older humans. I took him to see his Vet Monday as he is having problems with constipation and incontinence. He is an older dog, approx 16, so I guess we can expect a few “elderly” issues to crop up. He also has had a hypoactive thyroid problem for many years.
As he has lost a lot of weight recently, 22 lbs 6 months ago to 15 lbs now, I was very concerned there was something terribly wrong. As it turns out, after $400.00 worth of tests, maybe his thyroid is working better with the weight loss there by increasing the weight loss, and may also be causing the other problems.
His dosage was cut in half and we shall continue to monitor his progress. It’s amazing how much we spend on our pets. I’m not sure what my upper limit would be. I think I would judge that by the quality of life for Vinny more than the money. I can always earn more, but there’s no replacing Vinny!