|10-14-2013 11:35 AM|
Have you seen this sticky ? ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...is-normal.html
May give you some insight..
|10-13-2013 09:25 PM|
My 2.5 year old GSD has had mushy/runny stools for roughly the past 5 weeks. He had a major accident in the house about 4.5 weeks ago while my girlfriend and I were at work. A couple days later we took him to the vet for a check up and to have a stool sample. Results ended up coming back fine, which led us to believe whatever he had would pass at any time.
Sure enough now, it is still an existing issue. He has lost roughly 5 or so lbs., and could definitely put at least 10 on to get to a healthy weight, as he was already very thin before this issue. We started feeding him pumpkin and rice without kibble, and slowly added kibble to it over the course of 7-10 days. His stools were consistent, yet very mushy.
My girlfriend switched his kibble while I was out of town (2-3 days) from Nature's Variety Grain Free Salmon, to Nature's Recipe Grain Free Salmon to see if that would help. She was still mixing it with pumpkin and rice, and it seemed to temporarily work until today.
We previously fed him a raw diet for 12-14 months, and made the switch to kibble due to his extreme allergies (we believe it was from poultry and possibly beef) around 6 months ago. Up until his irregular stools, he was doing great. His hot spots went away, itching mostly gone, shedding reduced, and ears much healthier (the tips not as crusted and dried out, yet they're still a little dry and without hair on about 1/2 in. of the tips).
He is not yet neutered and has cryptorchidism, with only one testicle being down. We are planning to get him neutered within the next 2 months.
We appreciate any suggestions or input. My girlfriend will be calling the vet back tomorrow to see if they could also provide us with any home remedies, or if there was something they didn't check while we were there.