Akita Question

i have a one year old akita pup. recently he has been losing weight. he dropped4 kilos in 12...


i have a one year old akita pup. recently he has been losing weight. he dropped4 kilos in 12 days. local vet did tests and found nothing. he gave me two types of tablets and enzyme capsules for his food. it seems his body isnt using the nutrients from his food, it just passes through him. im really worried at this stage. he really looks like a starving dog now. i cant even pet him cos all his bones are showing under his coat. plus he has loss the hair of his backside.

    In Akita - Asked by Anonymous - 10/9/2012 4:51:21 PM
I just went through this with mine, I found mine to be allergic to grains . I changed his diet , gave him fish oil pills , and within 2-3 weeks , I had a huge difference . His stool was my biggest indicator .
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/12/2012 7:13:45 PM


Our Akita did the same thing when she was 6 months old. They tested her and took about 6 months but found that her pancreas was not obsorbing the nutrients needed. Once we started her on pancrezyme she gained weigh and now has lived to a a healthy 12 year old girl. It is a life long treatment.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/6/2012 11:57:46 AM