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Hoping someone can help we have a Belgian shepherd she started having diarrhea a few months ago she doesn't seem ill at all after having a stool test at the vet and been given some special food she was fine but every test came back negative. When we changed her back to her original food (dry complete) the same problem came back we've now got her on chappie which doesnt seem to be a problem apart from her losing weight and she's constantly hungry. Everytime we try to reintroduce her original food the same problem happens even just adding a handful in with the chappie affects her. Any suggestions are welcome.
 

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What's the original food and what's chappie? If the original food is crap food, that would be the problem. (All foods say "complete".) I would keep her on whatever food she isn't having diarrhea on, assuming it's a decent food.
 

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Chappie is tin dog food. It's stopped the diarrhea but she's losing loads of weight with it and constantly climbing up on tables to find food. The other stuff she's had since she was 2 and never been a problem until a few months ago
 

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why don't you look at dogfoodadvisor.com? You can search by wet and dry foods and by quality. look for a 4 or 5 star food. I'm thinking you're not in America (we usually say "canned", not "tin") so maybe you won't be familiar with the brands, but if you read the reviews of really bad foods and the reviews of really good foods, that will give you an idea what to look for in a food and what to avoid.

You know, in a human, eating loads of food but losing weight is a symptom of cancer, celiac disease and a few other GI complaints. Dogs do get intestinal parasites, celiac disease and cancer. Maybe you should get a second opinion from another vet.
 

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Hoping someone can help we have a Belgian shepherd she started having diarrhea a few months ago she doesn't seem ill at all after having a stool test at the vet and been given some special food she was fine but every test came back negative. When we changed her back to her original food (dry complete) the same problem came back we've now got her on chappie which doesnt seem to be a problem apart from her losing weight and she's constantly hungry. Everytime we try to reintroduce her original food the same problem happens even just adding a handful in with the chappie affects her. Any suggestions are welcome.
I would talk to my vet (or an internist) about testing her for EPI (Endocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) Symptoms are: loose stool, weight loss and ravenous appetitite. Basically the pancreas has quit producing the enzymes which digest food, and food is passing through without providing nutrition. I did know one Belgian who had it. Regular vet was treating for everything else under the sun, she went to OSU and they DXed it immediately as EPI. Put her on meds and she is doing great. Before she went to the specialist, she was down to around 26 lbs and was skin and bones.
 

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I just looked up Chappie and it is not the greatest to say the least. It has a lot of wheat and corn in it.

Here are the ingredients of their dry food, the wet can't be much better: Cereals (min. 4% Wholegrain), Derivatives of Vegetable Origin, Meat and Animal Derivatives, Oils and Fats, Minerals

What is cereals? What is derivatives of vegetable origin? God knows what animals are in the meat and animal derivatives. Oils and fats? From what? What minerals?

All in all it is a food I would I avoid. This is most likely causing the upset stomach.

Edit: Just found the ingredients for Chappie canned: http://www.pet-supermarket.co.uk/products-Chappie-Adult-Wet-Dog-Food-Cans_HB1658.htm
 

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I would talk to my vet (or an internist) about testing her for EPI (Endocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) Symptoms are: loose stool, weight loss and ravenous appetitite. Basically the pancreas has quit producing the enzymes which digest food, and food is passing through without providing nutrition. I did know one Belgian who had it. Regular vet was treating for everything else under the sun, she went to OSU and they DXed it immediately as EPI. Put her on meds and she is doing great. Before she went to the specialist, she was down to around 26 lbs and was skin and bones.
This^^^^^. Also get a geriatric blood workup done. AFTER you do that and rule out any vet issues, change to a better quality food. Look at www.dogfoodanalysis.com and find a 5 star or better food. Add some canned pumpkin (a couple of heaping tablespoons) (pure...not spiced), to stop the loose stools related to a food change.
 
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