Help wanted for Lab digestive problems

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Help wanted for Lab digestive problems

Post by Grant Hughe » Tue, 19 Nov 1996 04:00:00



For the past few months, our 11 year old Lab cross has had runny stool and
his appetite is considerably less than normal.  In fact, he's lost about 25
lbs!  Our vet has tried several things, but none have worked.  I think
we're all at our wits end!  Does anyone out there have any ideas?  Please
e-mail any answers.

Thanks in advance,

Grant.

 
 
 

Help wanted for Lab digestive problems

Post by Carol Dunst » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Is his stool slimey as well as runny? Is his hair coat dry and straw
like? These together with chronic runny stools can indicare whipworm.
However whipworm usually doesn't interfere with appetitie.

Due to his age I would ask your vet about testing for pancreatic or
liver problems that would interfer with his digestion. what has your
vet tried? Does he have any other symptoms? Let me know and I will see
if I can suggest any other things to consider. Keep after this with
your vet, it sounds serious.

Carol and the Carwyn Silkys



Quote:
>For the past few months, our 11 year old Lab cross has had runny stool and
>his appetite is considerably less than normal.  In fact, he's lost about 25
>lbs!  Our vet has tried several things, but none have worked.  I think
>we're all at our wits end!  Does anyone out there have any ideas?  Please
>e-mail any answers.

>Thanks in advance,

>Grant.