3 categories of inappetence in dogs


In an interview at Fetch Charlotte, Dr Sue Ettinger shares the importance of categorizing appetite loss for proper treatment

In an interview at the 2023 Fetch dvm360® Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, faculty member Sue Ettinger DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)—also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet—highlighted 3 categories of inappetence and what they may indicate in pet patients.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Sue Ettinger DVM, DACVIM (Oncology): The [category of inappetence] that we're probably dealing with most in practice on a day-to-day basis is going to be secondary. And we're going to dive deep into the different causes in the talk. But you know, those are the things that I think about cancer, secondary to kidney disease, heart disease, and then a lot of the medications that we use in practice.

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