Hi forum folks,
I have a 12 1/2 year old basenji Beegin who now seems to be hungrier than he used to be. He's fanconi negative and hasn't really every had any previous health problems. Lately, he has been begging for a 3rd meal when he previously was good with and sometimes didn't even finish 2 a day. He's even taken to trying to get into the plastic container where I keep the food which he never used to do. And when a B is determined to do something, as you all know, he won't give up.
I give him a full 1/2 cup of grain free 4 health kibble twice a day topped with something extra (a spoon of plain yogurt, a hardboiled egg etc). I've fed this for several years now. He's about 26 lbs right now. I also haven't seen any change in his water intake or peeing either.
My question is if anyone has experience with an older dog suddenly changing eating habits like this. Or a possible disease condition?
There's two main things different we've recently changed is I switched the brand of CBD Oil for my other dog who had arthritis in his hips. This new brand has made a dramatic change for my beagle in reducing his pain and difficulty with stairs. I also found out about the risks of Trifexis so I have switched the guys back to Heartguard and an essential oil based flea and tick repellent.
I would love anybody's input.