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    Thanks for all your concerns, great ideas and advice. Going to work with out Vet very closely and see what next steps we should take. Talked to the Vet again today and she recommends trying the anti acid and a OTC sensitive stomach food pulse cooked chicken for now. Then we will have a recheck and decide what the next steps will be.

    2doodlemom
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    Hi all:

    Blood test results are back and they are all normal, great news. But Vet says it doesn’t tell us why he is not eating and cant gain weight. She would like to do a intestines ultrasound next, but it is too expensive and hubby says No! So we are back to the guessing game and either to try foods or Vet said we can try an acid reflux med like pepcid 10mg, but she doesn’t think it would do much. We could also get a GI diet but again since he mostly refuses to eat his kibble, shes doubtful that that would help. But Vet says he must try to gain weight, much too underweight and thin and he can not do any surgery!

    Any suggestions on any foods or what else we could try? Thanks so much.

    2doodlemom
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    Hi all:

    Blood test results are back and they are all normal, great news. But Vet says it doesn’t tell us why he is not eating and cant gain weight. She would like to do a intestines ultrasound next, but it is too expensive and hubby says No! So we are back to the guessing game and either to try foods or Vet said we can try an acid reflux med like pepcid 10mg, but she doesn’t think it would do much. We could also get a GI diet but again since he mostly refuses to ear his kibble, shes doubtful that that would help. But Cet says he must try to gain weight, much too underweight rrd weight and thin.

    Any suggestions on any foods or what else we could try? Thznks so much.

    2doodlemom
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    Thank you all for your support and all the informed suggestions. I truly appreciate it. We are all in the same boat when it comes to our furry babies, we just love them like our own kids and its always very distressing when they are not well. Dont worry, I hear all of you and your kindness. I will know much more by next week after we see our Vet and then get some results back. So no worries, I will be patient and rational at this time to wait for a better diagnosis and picture before we proceed! I totally understand we all have different opinions and perspectives on how to take care of our pets, so please don’t get into a jam over this. Like I said, you are all very kind just to care and let me know what your experiences are on how best you took care of your babies, I am grateful for that and this forum. Thanks and take care.

    2doodlemom
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    Hi Susan and Joanne:

    Thanks again for your support and all the great ideas. I am already trying some of them before I fnd out more next week at the Vet with blood test and all.

    Thanks for the slippery Elm receipe, already trying that but didnt know I have to give it 30 min before a meal do will do that.

    I may not be able to rotate dry kibble even if I want to as I have tried different kibble and he just won’t even touch them. The only thing he does like most days is cooked Chicken, but after eating it some times he will get diarrhea. So it’s a double edged sword.
    I would like to try more cooked foods for him, but he so far will not eat ground beef or any fish.
    I would like to be able to join and read the post of the FB page but I do not have a FB account and do not want one so I dont think I can read the post without one.
    Did some one say there is also a Yahoo Group for dogs with GI problems? I think I read it somewhere but now cant find it.
    Thanks again.

    2doodlemom
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    Thanks Joanne for all your input and support. I will look into the Nature Varity Limited Ingredient and hope that he will eat it.

    Has any one tried any OTC medicine or herbs or homeopaths meds that has helped with tummy troubles or IB S/IBD?

    I am trying slippery Elm right now mixed into his food, but so far not helping. And have tried several pumpkin foods and sweet patato. And giving his pepto bismal. Problem is not so much his stools but it’s his not eating and cant gain weight.

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    2doodlemom
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    I am afraid I agree with others that you should definately try others food and definatelt use a giant breed puppy food as it’s so important for their growth, there are a lot of info on this forum about that.

    My giant breed puppy has the same soft stools problems from 6 months to 10 months old. We did a stool test and did not find anything abnormal. So the Vet put him on the Hill Hills Science Diet ID prescription diet. His stools formed up right away. But I did not want to stay on this food forever.so we tried others food, and yes his stools got soft again. But slowly he is better now at 11 months old. He did not do well on Fromm Gold Large Puppy. But did ok with zholistic Select and Nulo, and Nutro with less ingredients. He also gets a probiotic, fortuflora each morning.

    Hope this helps.

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    2doodlemom
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    I am just transition my two dogs on “First Mate” with grain dove food. Its oats, varieties are chicken, lamb or white fish. This is made by a Candian company.

    2doodlemom
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    Thank you all so much for your ideas and suggestions. This forum is a wealth of information. Many of your ideas I have tried and either they didn’t work or nothing changed. My next step is back to the Vet with a round of blood test to see what we can find out and then most likely the scope if the Vey thinks its IBS or IBD and need more info on it.

    My main problem is how to get him to gain weight? If we try another diet , how to get him to eat? The things we have tried are:
    Different dry kibble
    Raw diet
    ELIMINATION diet
    Ground Beef
    CHICKEN
    lamb
    Freshly cooked food
    Pumpkin
    Different probiotics
    Stool test
    Kibble toppers
    Rawables
    So far the only kibble he will eat is Farmina. Won’t touch many kibble. Won’t eat anything with fish. Doesn’t like ground beef. He is on a probiotic every day. Fortiflora.

    2doodlemom
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    Thank you all. We look into insurance hopefully that’s covers OEC.

    2doodlemom
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    As above suggested we have found the Zignature line has no chciken and quite a few choices but you will have to check for the other ingredients. There are also several brands that offer limited ingredients or lamb and rice. Hope you find something that works for your pup.

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    2doodlemom
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    Thanks, will check website and diet out!

    2doodlemom
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    Thank you so much.

    2doodlemom
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    Thanks , will try.

    2doodlemom
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    Thanks, yes, checked all and no prrasites or worms or anything.

    2doodlemom
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    thanks. breeder was feeding Blue Wilderness, but I tried that too and still loose stools and
    I prefer Fromm.

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