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Hello! We are hoping someone can give us some pointers. We have a seven yo female pit bull. She is a diabetic and receives twice daily insulin injections. She is fed twice daily due to meds. She eats as if she is starving at every meal. We have the special bowl to slow her down--helps very little. she is on Sojos brand food with freeze dried beef (again to help control sugar levels--dropped insulin dosage by two-thirds). she also loves her raw veggies. Bowl movements were good. She started losing control and small amounts of bm would be released during sleep. Vet placed her on powder enzyme to help her defecate. Bowel movements clearly include undigested food. she has also just recently started to eat her own bowel movement. McKenzie is a small boned full pit. We can see ribs and notches on spine. However vet says that she looks good. She also has some type of liver problem which has been stabilized with twice daily antibiotics and liver supplements. Not sure of exact problem-can't afford the several thousand dollars to biopsy. She is very energetic and does not seem to be in pain. any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Discuss increasing insulin dosage with your doctor. When the body is not getting enough insulin, it can not properly process the nutrients from the food being eaten. Monitor her hind legs and feet as well. If she seems to be losing feeling in them she is not doing well. Fructosamine Curves should be run bi weekly until she levels out then monthly for a few months until you are certain she is where she needs to be. At that point you can go every few months for testing. Kidney and Pancrease issues can arise from the Diabetes as well. My mother's dog developed Pancreatitis after being diagnosed with Diabetes. My cat developed Kidney Disease with is as well. This may have something to do with the Liver issues too. I hope this helps a little. Try to locate a vet in your area that specializes in Diabetes. They will be your best bet.
 

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Thanks! She's under the care of a specialist for the diabetes and her levels have been stable for a year now. She was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago. This is something new and we are just trying to research and learn everything we can about why she is suddenly wanting to eat her bowel movements. She has also had the high liver levels for about 2 years. We've had all the testing that can be done other than the biopsy (justs costs more than we can handle right now). The specialist put her on the antibiotic regimen after trying different combinations of meds to control the levels after finding one that seems to keep the levels in check. It's almost as if her food is on a bullet train speeding through the stomach and intestines before full digestion takes place.

We also have a pit/sharpae mix that is also diabetic but not the digestive problem we are seeing in the full pit.
 

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Usually poop eating is something lacking in the diet. Have you considered switching to raw? I use a holistic vet and she highly recomended it for bothe Spaz the cat and my Mom's dog Misty. Spaz ralphed it up on the first go and wants nothing to do with it now. Misty had to be put on special food for the Pancreatitis so never got to try it. There are several threads on here about raw and this might help you out in all areas.
If raw is not something you would consider after reasearch, try feeding her small amounts several times a day. It might help put a few pounds back on her.
 
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