|06-24-2014 06:35 PM|
Have you tried Purina Vet Diet EN or Hills Prescription Diet I/d? I would also use FortiFlora enzymes with either of these products if all "toxic gut" tests are negative.
I know all the bad stuff about both Purina and Hills but these products have worked for me. I prefer the cans over kibble and several small meals spread over the day.
|06-24-2014 01:36 PM|
Wanted to add is it diarrhea?...is he holding it and it just looks like a blob?
There is a website...EPI4DOGS.com, very helpful...is he losing weight?...Pooping more than he is taking in?
Also, seems like SIBO and Low B12 go hand in hand with the EPI...im currently getting my Abbey B12 shots weekly, because its all parallel....
Good luck and if i can be of any help, send me a msg.
|06-24-2014 01:32 PM|
We just got the dreaded EPI result a few weeks back...message me if you need some help, will be glad to offer my experience with this so far...
|06-20-2014 09:32 PM|
|khawk||Good advice from zero. Deelaw, have you checked your pm's ? khawk|
|06-20-2014 06:59 PM|
I agree with the others to check with your vet to see if a test for EPI has been done. You said you've tried steroids, antibiotics including Tylan, etc. which is usually the first course of action for something like IBD. It could be something like IBD-- my own dog has an autoimmune disease much like Crohn's in people and is treated with a medication called chlorambucil. He had chronic diarrhea and weight loss for months before we found the solution, but now he eats canned food and takes the chlorambucil and is doing great. He did not respond to steroids and antibiotics either (you can read about some of the things we tried in this thread: http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...-diarrhea.html).
Have you considered keeping a journal of sorts to write down what foods and supplements, etc. he gets every day, and then what his stools look like? This might help you connect a specific food, probiotic, med, etc. to his stools looking better, and might help you eliminate the things that 'trigger' his worst episodes and weight loss.
Food allergy testing might also be a good route, since so many dog foods and treats contain smaller quantities of ingredients that might be irritating your dog's GI tract.
The fluctuation seems interesting, though. It's possible he could have a latent case of giardia or coccidia-- both are very hard to detect in fecal samples, even with antigen testing. There are a few folks here on the forums that have had luck with this product:
|06-19-2014 09:12 PM|
Love my boy
|06-19-2014 07:06 PM|
|Heidigsd||He is gorgeous|
|06-19-2014 06:50 PM|
|deelaw||This is Maxemus|
|06-19-2014 06:42 PM|
I will forward this with the link to my vet!!!
|06-19-2014 06:41 PM|
his stool was completely liquid this morning so I'm hoping for anything.
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