Does EPI Always Cause Runny Stools?
Hi, we just adopted a 2.5 year old GSD and he is quite skinny. He weighs about 70lbs and we estimate that he should weigh at least 80-85lbs, compared to my female but he has long hair so it's hard to gauge how much bigger he actually is. We can really feel his ribs and even his hips.
There was kind of a language barrier thing going on between his previous owner and I, but from what I understood, he went through many brands of food until he found one that did not make the dog vomit or have diarrhea. He said that the dog does not very much, and that is the reason why he is so skinny. Said that he had tests done at the vet, but nothing found. I will be calling the vet on Tuesday to see what tests where done, if any.
I also saw the dog's slip from when he was castrated, and he weighed 61lbs at the time. This was 11 monthes ago, so he was 1.5 years old at the time. I'm assuming that a 1.5 year old dog of his size was skinny at the time to be weighing in at 61lbs? So, at least he has not lost any weight in the last year.
I have had no problems with him eating here, but I feed raw. He has a very healthy appetite, though I would not say that he is ravenous. His poops are well formed and firm. Though, he did have a part with some beige with a slight tinge of yellow this morning. When I looked this up, EPI came up again, so I am really getting worried now.
All in all, he is active and not not seem to be in discomfort or pain. Are there different "grades" of EPI and some dogs are affected more or less? Do some dogs not get the runny poops but loose weight anyways? Or, has anyone ever experienced a dog with food intolerance that has become so peckish that it became so thin?
I am worried now and of course it's a long weekend, so vets are closed. Thanks for any info.
Last edited by AeroGSD; 09-01-2013 at 01:08 AM.