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German Shephard tummy prob's

April 19th, 2005, 12:01 PM

I have a 4 yr old playful 85lb female German Shep. For a few months I noticed she has been eating grass everyday. She has alittle bit of gas sometimes/burps alot. Her stool is fine but she occasionally vomits and has diahhrea. She eats 2x a day(Chicken & Rice Formula). She does not eat human food. My Veterinarian just had me put her on a rice/boiled chicken diet. I swither her food to Nutro's sensitive stomach formula(no change). I thought maybe it was nerves, she's been having anxiety issues away from me(destroyed my couch). I have a 2nd dog who she is inseperable from and loves(they've been together for years).

4 days ago she vomitted ALOT of food(greyish tint to it though). This morning (2am) she wanted outside and she had diahhrea. She drinks & eats fine. The vomitting/diahhrea happens when I'm around or if I'm gone.

Before I spend a fortune at the Vet, I wanted to know if anybody has experienced this or if anybody has some insight that there may be something a bit more serious going on.

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Kind Regards
Teresa & Chatzi

April 19th, 2005, 12:09 PM
If your dog is vomiting and has diahrea, you MUST bring your dog to the vet. Without a proper dianosis your dog may dehydrate - and QUICKLY!

You may not "want" to spend a bunch of money on a vet, but you're responsible for the dog's well being, plain and simple. Spend "some" money now or a "lot" more later. Your choice. Then again, maybe it's very serious and without proper medical care your dog may die. That's something else to consider. Now, doesn't paying the money to save the life of your beloved dog seem much easier to do?

April 19th, 2005, 12:44 PM
Go to the vet. Boo gets violently ill from bacterial overgrowth after eating anything with chicken in it. German shepherds are prone to bacterial overgrowth too, and this may be the case here. Vets can also test the stool for bacteria too.