Thank you for your response. In going over it, we still are not clear on a couple things. She is drinking a lot of water at once but not all the time. She is also not loosing weight, in fact we have to limit her food to keep her from porking out. We have her on a no grain dry food and I cook ground meat for her along with a little taste of raw
meat. We feed her two times a day to avoid her anxiety over not eating
. She gets a cookie for a snack at 2pm each day. We raise our own beef, lamb, and chicken
so she gets what we get. She is not fond of eggs
so we had to stop giving her that except for the occasional raw egg. She is unable to digest the grissle type stuff unless we put it thru meat grinder. We do not let her have bones
of any kind. It only takes one little thing away from her normal diet to set her off into being up all night with gas and runs. Of course, I think it is because she puts something in her mouth that she should not have, like sheep poop or cat poop or even a bite of cow poop. Unfortunately when she is out with my husband helping with the animals, he does not have his eyes
on her the whole time.We are into alternative therapies for ourselves and the dog when we can figure out what will help. Is there anything we can try to help her body get rid of the toxins that you speak of?The coughing could be related to the digestion and grass eating but not sure.
Her emotions play
a big part in how the rest of her body does, we have noticed. We finally got her a hug vest/thunder shirt and it has helped a lot when we have to leave and during the thunder storms we have been having this summer.
We were giving her Content-Um to calm her but it is not available anymore. Have tried some others but they did not work. Trying a new one that is a chew and it seems to help.She also has two bad, maybe ruptured, disks in her back from an injury when she was a couple years old. She pants a lot and I am suspecting it is from pain cuz the house is cool enough, about 60-70 degrees, that it should not be an issue.So, is there anything we can do for her to ease her issues before we can afford to take her to the vet?
She is the last of our 3rd. set of shepherds as we always buy in pairs, they are our babies.