Originally Posted by ivy_fin
Thanks for the advice so far! We have her on a hypoallergenic diet so she in not on any grains right now, we put her on that diet with hopes to eliminate the "cause" of the straining being a food allergy. Unfortunately cause she is still straining it can't be her diet
or food sensitivity
I think that depends on the diet and the dog. There technically is no diet that is hypoallergenic for every dog, and there could be sensitivities too. What are you feeding?
No other advice. I know here, I found a good internal medicine vet at a specialty clinic to work with. I don't know if that's an option for you - I would want to know if your vet has anyone at the university or otherwise that s/he has consulted with and would refer to. That's how I found that vet I'm using now. All these specialists are pretty expensive though. I don't know about Canada
Sometimes paying the extra money for the specialist, in the long run, ends up being less expensive though, because they have more experience with the weird things. This has a "search function" that includes Canada (Ontario, BC, etc.). You would want SAIM (small animal internal medicine), just to see if you have other options near you. http://www.acvim.org/default.aspx