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Q. My 9 year old pit mastiff has extended belly increased appetite muscle loss lethargy extreme thirst bad skin bad coat a bald spot lump on tail help

A. These signs may be compatible with some endocrine problems. Especially he could be affected by Cushing's disease. This is a disease of adrenal gland ( small endocrine glands next to the kidneys) that become hypertrophic and start producing more hormones than normal. I would recommend to have your dog check by your veterinarian. A blood test may be needed to identify the problem.

Other causes can share the same signs. If you would like to discuss the problem any further please request a consultation.

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DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

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A. Those are quite a lot of symptoms happening all at once. Considering the age of your pup, and severity of issues popping up at once I would recommend a vet check up. It could be a number of thing but there is something internally going on and your vet would have to help diagnose the problem.

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KATIE SHANNON

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