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River, our 11 month old GSD has had loose stools/diarrhea for the last 2-3 weeks. Actually, she has had this problem off and on since we got her at 8 weeks, but never this bad. For a few months there, she was doing well on Wellness Large Breed puppy food - good solid stools, albeit sometimes somewhat soft.

Then, 2-3 weeks ago she started having very loose stools and even diarrhea. The diarrhea is watery in consistency and can range from brown to orange in color. She is still very regular and only poops 2-3 times daily.

Our vet gave put her on Metronidazole, which did nothing. She also put her on Amoxicillin, which was seemingly ineffective as well. She gave us some probiotics to try, which also did not work. We also tried feeding boiled chicken and rice, which did nothing either.

She was tested for Giardia, which was negative.

Then, we had her blood sample sent to Texas A & M for the TLI test for EPI. This was also negative, per our veterinarian, with a number of 13.1.

Her fecal sample was negative for parasites as well.

She is not losing any weight - she is a bit over 70lbs. Nothing else about her has changed - she is still very happy, energetic, etc. I take her to the high school field daily and play ball with her, which she loves.

Today I bought some canned pumpkin and put 1.5 tablespoons in her food this evening. Her next stool was diarrhea, but that was just minutes after she ate. I guess we'll see tomorrow if the pumpkin works at all.

Any other suggestions? Any help/ideas would be tremendously appreciated.

I'm not sure what this could mean, but this bout of diarrhea seemed to coincide with her new doggy daycare. She was "kicked out" of the vet's daycare because she was over the 70lb weight limit, so we had to find this new one.

She does seem to have stress issues with her stomach, but even when she wasn't at the daycare that day, she still has diarrhea.
 

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Thank you all for the suggestions. Our vet said she was going to look everything over and we will meet with her on Monday or Tuesday. She was really expecting it to be EPI. She had wanted us to do the TLI test for some time, but we just didn't feel like the symptoms matched up.

The nurse stated on the phone that we might have to put her on Tylan longterm. Does anyone know anything about Tylan?

Thanks again - we are willing to try anything at this point. If the vet can't come up with anything reasonable, we will try the 7 day routine suggested above.
 
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