Dixie, my 9 year old Basset mix went to vet yesterday and she had gained 20 lbs. in about a month. Is this even possible? I do not even think I could gain 20 in a month! She definitely looks larger. No change in food, slightly less physical activity for her and me. She loves treats and chew things. She is at the beginning of kidney failure ( she drinks a lot but does not pee that much) and her back legs are hurting. I understand the weight gain but 20 pounds in such a short period of time? I understand it is causing pain in legs. Thoughts? I feel like a horrible Mom! Any fat free treats I can make? I am preparing myself for weeks of non-stop moaning for treats!