Do not want to be an alarmist, but my Golden Oldie Zeus is off his food! This is unprecedented in his long and eventual life. Nothing has deterred my boy from being front and center when it comes to breakfast or dinner times. Or in fact treats or anything dog related to food. He's always loved his tucker, though not a thief and doesn't pester us for food, but for dog food yep he's there all hopeful! This morning though he just stayed in bed and even when I took his food into him, didn't want to eat at all. He barely managed to munch his medication, something he will normally go positively boss-eyed over and gobble down with relish. Also, the last couple of weeks his spine has felt so bony. It's like he's an underfed dog, which I can assure everyone he's NOT, but you can feel it protruding when you stroke him. Otherwise he's been fine, still wanting to go for walks, supervising Leaf's trick training and other training, everything else has been normal, until this morning. To be off his food, that has me worried, very worried, as I said it's unheard off, so I rang my partner at 7.30.a.m. he wasn't able to talk much (lousy boss doesn't give a darn about a sick dog) but said to ring him back at 2.p.m. and of course, watch Zeus. I think it's going to be a trip to the vets tonight, as I tried again, 8.30.a.m. to offer him some lovely, juicy pieces of kidney, and he just turned his head away. Didn't even look interested. Not feeling too bright, Zeus is such a wonderful dog and well...........so soon after losing Rakins...doesn't bare thinking about. Will keep you all posted, it's probably nothing, I hope anyway but he does have Cushings and not eating.