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Old 01-14-2014, 11:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It sounds like your pup has Megaesophagus. There are several threads on this board about gsds with Mega-E and lots of information on the internet. I am surprised that your vet did not diagnose this? Canine Megaesophagus, Aspiration Pneumonia & Myasthenia Gravis

The first place to start is to educate yourself about the disease and find a vet who is familiar with it. The biggest risk is aspiration pneumonia and so your dog will need to eat a special diet (people either make meatballs or patties for their dogs or some people feed a slurry style diet) and may need to eat in a Bailey chair to minimize the risk of aspiration.

There are several people on this board with Mega-E dogs so you should probably start a new thread in the health section.
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