A condition in which the muscle of a pet becomes thinner and weaker. Dogs and cats that experience muscle wasting are most often displaying symptoms of an underlying health condition. In fact, muscle wasting in pets can be indicative of many different diseases and issues. However, perhaps the most common reason that dogs and cats may experience muscle wasting include aging, thyroid disease and disseminated aspergillosis. Other causes are lime disease, myositis and degenerative myelopathy.
How to Recognize
Pets suffering from muscle wasting will gradually lose muscle tone, and their muscles may appear thin and weak.
Causes of Muscle Wasting
Degenerative myelopathy, hypothyroidism, myositis, and Lyme disease and other tick-borne disease can cause muscle wasting.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.