If you’re looking for a vet for your pet, I recommend Doc Racky of Mount Sinai Veterinary Practice. You can reach Mt. Sinai by calling (02) 551-1359 or 0917-314-5242. Doc Racky also does house calls.
To explain why I’m so impressed with Doc Racky, I’ll go into the story of my Siberian Husky, Logan.
As you can see, Logan’s fur is primarily black with a scattering of white.
Around mid-2015 I noticed that Logan was having constant diarrhea. I would walk him every day and without fail his poop would be liquid without any solidity to it.
Other than that though there was no other indication of a problem. Logan still had a lot of energy, had good appetite, was very makulit.
We tried changing his diet but his poop stubbornly remained the same. Around this time also I began to notice that his fur began to whiten. It was a gradual whitening which occurred all over his body.
So now there were two symptoms: constant diarrhea and whitening of fur. We brought him to several vets who gave a variety of diagnoses. One vet prescribed both antibiotics (in case the problems was an infection) and steroids (in case the problem was an auto immune disease) at the same time.
We tried everything but nothing worked. His poop remained the same and his fur continued to whiten. Meanwhile all of his tests came back fine, he had no infection, did not have lupus (which was another suggested diagnosis); all other vitals were normal.
Finally my brother suggested Doc Racky of Mt. Sinai Veterinary Practice. Apparently, Doc Racky had also successfully diagnosed my brother’s beagle with a benign tumor in her tail. All other doctors had not noticed that the dog’s tail was plump and had just treated her for allergies which they thought was the reason why she kept gnawing on her tail.
Doc Racky came to the house, saw Logan and suggested Logan had irritable bowel syndrome, a condition common to Huskies. Basically there wasn’t enough good/beneficial bacteria in Logan’s gut and this imbalance was causing the diarrhea and whitening.
The doctor prescribed a change in food and supplements. When we couldn’t find the specific supplements prescribed, the doctor said that feeding Logan yogurt (ordinary yogurt which humans eat) would be fine.
Honestly I was a bit skeptical but immediately after we started giving Logan yogurt everyday, his poop improved dramatically. Within a couple of days he no longer had diarrhea.
At the time of this writing, around 4 months or so since Doc Racky’s diagnosis, Logan’s fur is slowly becoming black again. In addition to his normal meals of two times a day, we feed him yogurt once a day.
Fortunately Logan likes yogurt and we have an inexpensive source of it; I sometimes have the same yogurt for my own breakfast. The yogurt we have has no sugar, is strawberry flavored but has not fruit bits mixed in.
To make a long story short:
1. Doc Racky of Mount Sinai Veterinary Practice is awesome. He knows his stuff and routinely makes the correct diagnosis where other doctors are stumped.
2. If your Husky has constant diarrhea and whitening of fur, he may have irritable bowel syndrome. Call a vet (you know who I would recommend) and in the meantime feed your dog some yogurt daily.