Hi,My name is Bryce and we have a 10 year old Male black(approx. 85 lbs.) and tan (Doby),and he is experiencing an issue that we and the vet can't quite put our fingers on.He has always had a very voracious appetite,but in the past 3 or so years,he can go for 2-3 days without eating.We feed him twice daily,approximately 2-1/2 cups at a time.He is an indoor dog and doesn't get any treats in between meals,unless we work with training and absolutely no table scraps.Our concern is that when he doesn't eat,he has the most horrible GAS that you could imagine.It even starts a day or two in advance and gets worse when he doesn't eat.The vet has done blood work time after time,fecal exams time after time,and every time they come up normal.We have tried the yogurt supplement and that seemed to work previously,but now he will just turn his nose up.He is strictly a dry dog food feeder,not canned(we have had bad experiences with canned food with another dog that we owned).I know these dogs are prone to bloat,but that has never been a problem with him.There was a time when he was a little heavy in weight(approx. 105 lbs.),but our vet said that because of his smaller less broad size,he would prefer him to be in the 80-90 lb, range.He is such a good dog.We know he is getting up there in years,but he still plays like a puppy.He does have a few small cyst-like tumors on his leg,chest,and a tumor that the vet says IS cancer on his rib cage that is hard and not moveable.He has advised us that there is nothing that can be done for it because of its attachment and location.Please help us to understand what might be goin on with him.Any ideas or suggestion will be geatly appreciated.
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