09-05-2018, 10:12 AM
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Chronic diarrhea goldendoodle
I am hoping someone can help!! My Goldendoodle is almost 6 months old and has had chronic diarrhea for much of her puppyhood. She also occasionally vomits but it is probably on once every 2 weeks or so. She has been to 3 different vets, had several stool samples tested, a complete diarrhea panel ($250 later), had all of the snap tests, etc. They cannot find any issues. She's has had times when she's somewhat lethargic but mostly is otherwise normal. She plays, eats and drinks. I have tried various foods - did the boiled chicken and rice only for awhile and she's currently on prescription Royal Canin gastrointestinal fiber response dry food mixed with some cooked ground turkey and chicken broth. She has been on a probiotic and I add fiber to her food (Konsol). Nothing has worked.
The only thing that seemed to help some (she could at least make it through the night without waking me up 3-4 times with diarrhea) was when she was on metronidazole. She's been on it twice recently. The first time for 5 days and the second time (several weeks later) for 10 days. When she is on the meds her stools are somewhat more formed (although not hard) and, as I mentioned, she sleeps through the night with no accidents during day or night for the most part.
I am so frustrated and have spent thousands trying to figure this out. I am also wondering if this isn't stunting her development because she's not getting all of the nutrients.
Anyone have a similar experience? Thanks so much for reading and I look forward to any advice!