Re: Skinny German Shepherd
Take him in and have the vet do a cTLI and cobalamine/folate tests. The cTLI is to test for Exocrine Pancreatic Deficiency (EPI) and the cobalamine/folate test the B12 and folate levels which can show SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) and a B12 deficiency. 70% of all dogs diagnosed with EPI are GSD's. When was the last time he was at the vet and what is the normal amount of food he eats?
SBD Posejpal's Leyna, HCTs 6/16/2010
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