13 yo pooping in sleep
Max is a rescued 13 yo GSD who has recently started pooping in his sleep. He was diagnosed one year ago with spinal arthritis after he started wobbling and walking like a drunken sailor. He stopped walking like a drunken sailor after some rimadyl, and we have been able to give it to him as needed, which hasn't been very often.
So far he's pooped in-house four times in the last month, with no warning. And if he poops outside, it's while he's walking. Woke up at 1:30 am, with him standing next to my bed, and I looked over and there were loose stools all over his bed.
Am just needing support. Yesterday we walked for an hour, and I had trouble keeping up with him. Can't be DM, right?
We have an appt. with vet this afternoon.
*Between last year and now his biggest health issue has been chronic bacterial skin infections. We bathe him every other day with Malaseb shampoo. For the most recent skin infection he was on Chloramphenocal for five weeks. And is still on medrol (4mg) daily.