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Q. We have a dingo 16yrs.old she is so skinny you can count her ribs on each side alone every bone in her spine area and the back part of her is sunken

A. There may be a systemic severe disease causing that. Tumors, chronic gastrointestinal and endocrine diseases may be present. I would suggest to take her to your veterinarian as soon as possible for a consultation and have appropriate options for her condition.

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DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

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A. 16 years is quite an old age and therefore this could be caused by not being able to digest food properly, diabetes and other endocrine diseases, or , unfortunately a tumor. Please take her to a vet for a geriatric exam

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DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

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