German Shepherd Dog > Eating anything (8 replies)
by howlk9 on 29 June 2012 - 04:56
|I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue:|
I have a 18 month old GSD female-spayed. She had one major health issue that I asked about on the board (an inflammed salivary gland). She is now fully recovered.
However, she will now eat anything that she can get her teeth on. The picture below is all that i left of a very nice leather leash I was foolish enough not to put away. She has eaten entire shoes belonging to the girlfriend, including the heels and buckles. She ate a bag of tile spacers when we were remodeling the bathroom. She gets plenty of high-quality dog food, but always seems ravenous. She is also still very skinny. Any ideas as to what the problem is?
by yellowrose of Texas on 29 June 2012 - 05:20
It is called :WHAT IS BETWEEN THE EARS"
LIKE gustav explained and Slam dunc verified but added the word ...".and works"
by TingiesandTails on 29 June 2012 - 05:21
|I presume she is de-wormed?|
Does she have diarrhea as well? I would get her tested for EPI.
If that is negative, get her thyroid hormones tested.
by hunger4justice on 29 June 2012 - 05:48
|Are you sure your dog is not diabetic? Have you had basic blood work done? chewing things up is a lot different than EATING things and surgery for an obstruction will make the blood work look like nothing. I would get her tested ASAP for any kind og Pancreatic issue, including diabetes, as well as a stool for parasites.|
by Niesia on 29 June 2012 - 05:58
Give her raw beef bones to chew on. That will taste good to her, good for her teeth, will keep her occupied for a long time and nourish her as well. There are plenty of edible chew 'toys' for dogs and it looks like she needs it.
by kitkat3478 on 29 June 2012 - 12:24
|Your dog could have a form of Pica, it is where there are necessary nutrients missing in the diet. I would definately have her checked for that. She is going to cause herself serious harm if and WHEN she eats something undigestable.|
by Eldee on 29 June 2012 - 12:39
There is a test your vet does to rule in or rule out EPI. exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. This is when the pancreas does not secrete enough enzymes to digest food and although the dog is ravenous and eats and eats, it is still skinny and losing weight.
by howlk9 on 30 June 2012 - 02:12
|Thanks for all the suggestions. The next visit will come with a list of things to check.|
by Eldee on 30 June 2012 - 02:56
|here is a link to Maya's story. i hope you find it helps. |