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I have 2 yo Weimaraner. Loose stool, shaking, walking on his

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I have 2 yo Weimaraner. Loose stool, shaking, walking on his back tip toes, stiff legged, trouble jumping on the bed/couch. very calm, alert but borderline lethargic. abdomen is not tender or rigid, gums are pink. No recent change in diet, he does steal food from our 2 kids on occasion. Recent increase in kennel time, anxiety caused some weight lose. He's at about 65lbs currently. He had dropped to 60lbs from 70lbs last vet visit. Recent serve ear infection (approx a month ago) , treated and no further symptoms.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  DrMelJ replied 2 years ago.
Hi there. Thanks for the question. Let me see if I can help. I'm sorry to hear that Gus isn't feeling well. I am betting her has some GI upset, perhaps from eating something he shouldn't since you say he has a habit of that. The funny walking is probably because his bowel and hind end hurt. I would recommend feeding him a bland diet for the next few days of boiled boneless skinless chicken breasts with All the fat removed, mixed 50:50 with some cooked white rice. Only feed about a half of a cup of the mixture at a time about four times per day. Add a little water to it to keep him hydrated. You can also give him some human pepto bismol. He can have 3 tablespoons every 5-6 hours. If no improvement in the next 24-48 hours or if he becomes extremely lethargic, won't eat or has blood in the stool, the. Get to a vet asap. I hope this helps. Best of luck