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Old 09-08-2012, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i got back archies blood work yesterday they say he has a problem with his small intestine it doesnt let him absorb the proteins he needs an thats why he cant gain weight.The vet put him on metronidazole, baytril and prednisone. Does anybody else have this problem or any info please and also he is on royal canin hypoallergenic food withwhitefish any help would be nice thankyou.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am sorry to hear about Archie's problem. Did the vet say anything about EPI? Here is a link to a website that discusses it at length and some solutions:
DIET - EPI * Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Many times a bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine interferes with absorption. Look up SIBO in google and you will find lots of info.

I will poke around a little more and let you know what I find.

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no she didnt she said all organs seemed to be good but the small intestine looked to be the problem his protein an albumin were low but have to take him back on 18th an i will ask thanks for info
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also he is about 2 years old he is my rescue dog the brindle so we dont no his background she says he was most likely born with this so he has never been that healthy of a dog so i want to change that for the first time in his life an she said this is found in boxers more that any other breed
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Here is a link on SIBO - Usually there is an underlying cause that is why I bring up the EPI. Ask your vet about the EPI. It is sometimes an overlooked diagnosis.
http://www.vetstreet.com/care/small-...h-sibo-in-dogs
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Did she tell you if it was life threatening? My mums dog had low albium protein levels too. We kept running more and more tests and she passed away a couple months later the vet thought it was likely cancer of the intestines. One test showed her blood cells and b12 off too. She was an 11 yr old pug I don't mean to scare you and we never come to know exactly what it was. It came on quick as she had a wellness test not even a year earlier and everything was fine. Try make sure you get all the facts from your vet. Maybe ask for an appt just to explain it more to you. I think you will get lots of information and start getting confused and more worried. I hope he will be ok


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she said with proper meds an food he should live long healthy life i will no more after his check up on 18th if he hasnt improved by then she wants to do a bioptsy
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Not sure if this will help, but it won't hurt trying. My dog had severe diarrhoea and couldn't put weight on but she was a very very fussy eater. After test I found she had campylobacter which was treated with metronidazole for two wks, and after this she continued to have diarrhoea even though faecal tests were now negative. So my vet tried her with a fairly high dose of vitamin b12 inj, which worked almost immediately, her very next poo was not liquid or loose, I was able to pick it up, hurray! She was kept on the same dose inj every two weeks for about two yrs where towards the end of this she could eat most things, within reason. Miracle for her and me, no more mess! Depends on your situation but worked well for my dog, and you've nothing to loose, it's just a vitamin inj, no chemicals/drugs.


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I hope everythings ok on the 18! Keep us posted.


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thanks an his stools are always very firm not runny at all
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