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Concerned about steady weight loss.
When Django first arrived at the clinic almost 7 years ago, he weighed in at 10 pounds. Over the course of the last 2 years and doses of prednisone, he gained almost 2 1/2 pounds. That's like the average person gaining almost 20 pounds. In the last 7 months, I have been very mindful of the amount of food he receives, treats, etc. We have been able to get his weight down slowly and he is not 10.2 pounds.
He still gets his 1/2 cup of food minus 1 tablespoon. Although his prednisone dose has increased his appetite has slowed down. He no longer walks around like he is starving. He still gets his treats and his turkey with his medicine.
He had extensive blood work done a few weeks ago and the vet was amazed how fantastic his numbers looked.
Here's my concern. Every time we go to the vet for his monthly shot, he looses a few ounces. He dropped from 10.6 to 10.2 this last visit. The vet reminded me this last visit that he was 10 pounds when we brought him over a few years, he gained weight and now he's back to where he should be.
He is doing amazingly well. He has good energy considering we have not been able to go out for a walk since January. He's in the best place he has been in in a long time. He's also 10 years old. The vet said not to be concerned unless he drops into the 9's.
Do I need to stop worrying and just attribute his weight loss to a good diet?