Faith, I assume your dog been tested for EPI?
Assuming he is EPI positive, then you need to give him replacement enzymes every single time before he eats, I give my EPI dog a 'Creon 10,000' capsule - you can buy online. You also need to increase his food intake to one and half to double the recommended amounts, ie if your kibble suggests feeding 2 cups based on his weight, then feed 3.5 to 4 cups until weight is good.
With SIBO (bad poops) I gave Harry a treatment of Tylan for 40 days initially, he has had another 2 treatments of 40 days each again because he got SIBO again. A 27kg dogs gets around 1/4 teaspoon and 40kg dog around 3/8 teaspoon. To administer you can create a food pocket in food to hide it, but it is not a nice taste and most dogs don't like it, so I bought a cheap capsule making machine online with size '00' gel capsules and make my own capsules up which I drop down his throat. Give him Tylan twice a day for 40 days, then once finished with Tylan, give and probiotic like Protexin. If stools are still bad take off probiotic a give another dose of Tylan for 40 days. There are some EPI dogs that will always be on Tylan.
With B12, you need to give a 6 x weekly course of b12 (generic, ie not all vitamin B's just the B12 one) shots and then 1 shot again after 1 month then retest levels. You can't just give any B12 vitamin, you need to give B12 with intrinsic value every day, but do the shots.
Assuming you are giving replacement enzymes, Tylan for SIBO, B12 and increased food intake, you should see a good weight increase within a month.
if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.
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Last edited by Harry and Lola; 02-08-2014 at 07:25 PM.