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Cara Fusinato 03-16-2014 10:02 PM

Liver, pancreas, and gallbladder?
Are the GSD's having a lot of liver failure (excluding shunts), pancreatitis, and/or gallbladder problems?

Are lot of people using fish oil?

The sheltie people are having a huge rash of these organ failures at about age 6-8 and I am trying to figure out if it is just shelties or happening in other dogs such as GSD? Due to fish oil (perhaps contaminants and/or imbalances with E, K, A, and D)? Perhaps all the "high protein" foods today? Perhaps overvaccination screwing up immunity.

I haven't posted in a long time here but I think if anyone might know an answer or have some theories, it would be the GSD board.

Thanks in advance from my Shay's little furry sheltie sister Melody.

Mary Beth 03-17-2014 09:13 PM

I sure hope not! For the fish oil, I give Nordic Pet Omega 3 soft gels.

Harry and Lola 03-17-2014 09:26 PM

Both Lola and Harry were given Omega Magic Plus 1. Omega Magic Plus - 250ml - Supplements - Omega Magic Plus - Natural Dry Pet Food, Supplements and Treats for dogs and cats - Home Delivered in Perth - Pet Fare when they were puppies until about 1yo. Whilst not a fish oil, does contain fish oil and is high in omega 3 and 6.

Harry has EPI

Lola has HD & thyroid issues

Definitely agree with 'high protein' diets being a cause for many issues including excessive growth.

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