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Wee have a 9 month old german shephard , husky mix weighs 90 lbs and has had loose stools sence birth, pet store treatment is too expencive and doesn't work very well. he is given petagree adult food.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Duke

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Duke?

He is active and healthy, maybe a little stupid at times, but still a PUPPY.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
German Shepherd dogs tend to have very sensitive stomachs and often require a little extra attention to the digestive tract. It is also important to rule out other digestive issues.
One thing to monitor closely is chronic diarrhea and weight loss. If he has those symptoms then we worry about pancreatic insufficiency or EPI. If it is just diarrhea then often these dogs require a more specific diet like a low-fat gastrointestinal diet long term. The right food can be medicine for these dogs.
You can also try to implement some fiber. I would recommend that you add original metamucil. He can have 1- 1 1/2 tbsps twice daily. This can often help to form the stool. I wouldn't give more than that.
Probiotics can also be very helpful for these dogs so I would recommend implementing a probiotic.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Do not use the flavored metamucil, just original.
I hope that helps. Please let me know if you need anything else or have more questions. I think that is a good place to start. if you are satisfied with my assistance a 5 star rating is always appreciated and is how we as experts are recognized and compensated for our time.
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