Re: Any Information??
Just a suggestion--you might try having your vet test her for enzyme pancreatic insufficiency. I have a friend with a dog of Schutzhund lines who fits the profile you describe to a T, and she has EPI. Profile: thin/lean, picky eater, frequent stomach upsets, does not respond to raw diet positively, highly adrenalized 'always on the move', etc. As this dog grew older, she developed agression issues with other dogs as well. Unfortunately, she was 5 years old before she was diagnosed (she had to come within an eyelash of dying) and I feel that had she been diagnosed earlier, when the condition was not so far advanced, both her agression issues and general training issues might have been avoided, or at least minimized. And, even more important, her health might not have suffered so drastically. As I understand it, EPI is treated by replacing the digestive enzymes the pancreas no longer produces, aiding the digestive process. These enzymes are given to the dog with a small amount of food, the dog is allowed to rest and absorb the enzymes for a period of time, and then the rest of the food is given. Guidelines for the type of food, including fat issues, should be followed. Other pancreatic issues should probably also be explored, such as pancreatitis. Good luck, khawk