Joined May 23 2015
I am currently "OWNED" by Doc aka Bubby Wubby, a solid black GSD that is a great big baby who carries a jolly ball around as a pacifier. Doc came to us May 2014 at 6 weeks old from a breeder and his first week home he was diagnosed with coccidia and a bladder infection. A few weeks after that he was tested for EPI - that test was negative, however, he was diagnosed with SIBO. After 3 months on Metronidazole it was cleared up and he was a happy, healthy, extremely energetic little boy. He weighed 90lbs in January (actually 95 - vet's scale is wrong). He began losing weight slowly, a pound or 2 a month until we started basic obedience training at a local pet store - the trainer noticed he was losing a signifcant amount of weight. Within 1 1/2 months he had lost 14lbs. I questioned the vet about numerous times and was told it's better for a GSD to be thin. May 1, after 3 days of diahrea he vommitted and we rushed to the vet. He was given the general tests, put on gastro rx food. After seeing him eat his poop several times I again questioned the vet only to be told it was a behavior issue - funny because he never had a behavior issue before. Ultimately I asked for him to be tested for EPI again and this time it was positive, along with SIBO. We have another dog, Roxy (lab/collie mix best we can tell) who rescued us with the white cross on her chest - she's my perfect princess. When Doc was three months old we lost my beloved Boston Terrier, Bugsy aka Boo Boo (14yrs), who had been through more medical procedures than a dog should have to bear - he was a fighter and the most perfect dog ever - even after two major strokes he knew the rules and obeyed them. In my heart I believe Bugsy was paving the way for Doc and he left us so that we would be able to take care of Doc.