9 yr old GSD consistent diarrhea


My 9 yr old GSD Juneau has chronic diarrhea- thinning fur on his tail and the bridge of his nose. He eats and drinks and still enjoys his treats. His energy level has dropped some- but still enjoys his walks.
I have had him examined and blood work done with no obvious answers. Im stumped.
Thank you for your help,
Juneau’s mom, Deedee.

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Posted by Deedee
Asked on Jul 25, 2019 12:10 pm
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DeeDee, Thanks for your question!

GSDs are the poster children for disease like EPI (exocrine pancreas insufficiency) and are also prone to chronic inflammatory bowel disease, so talk to your vet specifically about those diseases. He's a little old to be diagnosed with EPI but still worth a conversation and more diagnostics eg and abdominal ultrasound.
GSDs are also prone to other immune mediated skin diseases like lupus and pemphigus so I would potentially consider seeking a consult with a veterinary dermatologist.

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Answered on Jul 25, 2019 12:16 pm
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