I'd love to hear your thoughts on the following...
Our 9 month pit mix puppy Remi has been struggling with a loose stomach since she came home from the pound 4 months ago.
She's neutered, had all her shots, and has been tested a couple of times and has no parasites, ova, giardia or parvo.
Initially she weighed in at 30lbs, she's now at 43lbs.
From day 1, she had explosive diarrhea, and we kept her on a very bland diet of rice & chicken, with the occasional pumpkin, and then moved her to Hills Prescription Diet i/d for Gastrointestinal Health (wet food).
After her poop stabilized, we then gradually moved her to a dry food, and after an extensive search of looking for something that she will eat repeatedly, and gain weight on, we are now using Orijen dry Large Puppy food, that she normally wolfs down.
In the last 2 weeks we've run the gamut of poop, with the last few days being the culmination. she's been constipated, pooping once a day, a really small shriveled amount- the size of my little finger, to now having explosive diarrhea, today she went twice this morning, all liquid, and has since gone again another 3 times.
she also threw up this morning.
whenever she's had diarrhea we've given her immodium (2 tabs) and then switched her water for pedialyte.
the only other meds/vitamins she's getting is probiotics (1 pill) and fish oil (4 pills) daily.
her energy is always down after a case of diarrhea, and she'll sleep most of the day and be low energy indoors, but then will be happy as always on the street.
we live in a new high rise building and the heating is quite drying - the air quality reads with the humidity low at 20-25%. at night we have to leave the heat on otherwise the room temp plummets.
i'm wondering if this could this have an affect on her?
is it worthwhile doing a blood test to see if there's anything going on that's not showing in a fecal exam?
thanks in advance of any thoughts.