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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. Chances are that he has either irritable bowel syndrome or a food allergy (yes they can develop an allergy to something they have been eating their entire life). I hope that your vet has ran some blood work and done a thorough rectal exam to make sure there are no other potential problems. If he is not neutered, I would check for prostate problems. Even if he is neutered, prostate cancer is possible. I would either add more fiber to his diet (tablespoon of either Metamucil or pure canned pumpkin to each meal) or talk to your vet about starting either a prescription hypoallergenic or high fiber/gastrointestinal diet. It may help to put him on a course of metronidazole for a couple weeks as well. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Hello. I was just following up to see how your Dalmatian/Shepard mix is doing and to see if you have further questions.