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Hello everyone,

I have an 8 month old German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix puppy. He's been having chronic diarrhea, chronic vomiting, a little bit of weight loss, fatigue, and he would pace and whine some as well since around Thanksgiving 2020. He also had some blood in the diarrhea which started last week.

I kept telling my vet something was wrong, but they said it was his food. So I put him on rice and chicken and it still happened.

I went to a new vet, and they did exploratory surgery on him last Wednesday. They said that his stomach was all messed up. He isn't digesting food good either. They said something that is supposed to be on the inside of his intestines, they found outside of his intestines. They said something was big in his intestines as well, and they've never seen them that big before. There were numerous things wrong with his intestines, needless to say. They sent off three biopsies and said that him having Lymphangiectasia is a good possibility. I will have the biopsy results this week.

My question is do dogs have a good life that have Lymphangiectasia? Is the treatment super expensive? I'm just trying to get all the information I can, if he does have it.

I know I've spent over $2,000 just trying to see what this even is. It has been a long road, and I am still just devastated about what all has been going on.
 

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It is not typical for either if these breeds to have this condition. I hope your biopsy comes back negative.

It IS more common for these breed to have Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). IF your biopsy comes back negative, I would next ask my vet about EPI.

Good luck!!
 
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