Big Lil pup
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Dogs Name: Foxfire's The Real McCoy (McCoy)
Titles: Pet of the Year
Dogs Age: DOB 9/12/14
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Hi ren! And welcome from the Pacific NW.
One of our boys is also a 10 1/2 yo neutered male. Other than the life long repercussions of a congenital cervical (neck) issue that he was born with, he is also perfectly happy and healthy. No medical problems what so ever. His appetite is great.
When he was younger, we had to watch his weight, because he has been on steroids his entire life and one of the long term side effects was weight gain. Now, in his senior years (or in Dobe terms, his very senior years) he tends to be extremely lean. Down right skinny, in fact.
His musculature is still good, as is his energy and agility (considering his disability).
He is simply thin.
His vet, who is very familiar with Doberman's would rather see him thin as opposed to overweight .
This was a dog who as a puppy was given very little chance of living a normal life or surviving at all. So at pushing 11, our boy is a bit of a miracle and skinny is just fine for us! LOL
In any case.I hope your guy remains healthy. And as greenkouki said, If you haven't, you may want to discuss how weight with his vet. Internet diagnosis is hit or miss at best and nothing to be relied on.