I am in need of help... I will try to break down this issue, but it is long...
I have a 3.5 yr old male GSD. We have been back n forth with the vets between 11/2011 and today with issues that are still not resolved.
12/2011-crystalluria-(not positive-but treated for anyway)
1/2012-UTI(not positive-but treated for anyway)
2/2012-enlarged prostrate(given antibiotic)
2/2012-crystalluria-(not positive-but treated for anyway)
Then the begin of this year is where it all begins-he started urinating in the house again. given antibiotics, it goes away for bit. Then being concerned, the testing begins, blood testing(can't begin to list all the ones done since 3/2013), test for pancreatitis, urinalysis, urine protein, lepto, bun and creatinine test, more urine tests and cultures, another bun and creatinine test, xrays, ultrasound, 5 weeks worth of Baytril, folate and TLI test. After all these tests, everything comes back normal Every single test. Including urine. But, he has also lost 15#.......They have him on Science Diet C/D which is a prescription for the crystalluria-but what i am starting to wonder is-just because they think he has crystals in his urine- doesn't mean that food is agreeing with him-right?
My biggest concern is this-he only gets 3 cups of this C/D a day-he seems to be very hungry-he does drink ALOT, he poops about 4x a day-its very soft and yellow. So, if we feed him more food, then he poops about 6-9x a day and night. Since being on 5 weeks of baytril, the urinating in the house and so often is gone.. Still goes alot, but he does drink alot of water, which I think is due to the fact he is so hungry. And now he has lost so much weight.
I want to try a different food and see if that makes a difference?-but the vet wants to now test him for Addisons disease to keep ruling things out-This is our 2nd opinion-not sure where else to turn for help? Does anyone have any suggestions or opinions????