What is wrong with my dog?
I have a 6 y.o shepherd with several issues. Years ago, he began to have itchy ears. We treated this by putting him on allergy food and temporary medication. Over the past year, He has itched CONSTANTLY and lost fur and was always opening up his skin. His skin also started to wrinkle & smelt! The most obvious was his weight loss (we put him through a deworming treatment from the store). We brought him into the vets a few weeks ago and he had gone down to 81lbs from his regular weight of around 95. They did a skin sample and didn't find any mites. They did a blood test. They discovered that he had massive inflammation in his intestinal track. The vet seemed to think it was either food/ environmental allergies or intestinal cancer. He has been put on steroids, antibiotics, and special food for the past couple of weeks. His skin has shown great improvement and he has not been itching at all. We brought him in for his weekly weigh in on Friday and found out he had lost 7lbs. His energy is great. He cannot get enough food and is always drinking. We feed him about 3 cups of food 3 times daily (his stool and bathrooms habits also seem fine). Any ideas?