Fainly has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel syndrome by a specialist in Denver who has been very helpful. He has had loose stools and diarrhea since we got him on March 26. The severity varies, and he has been on four medicines at times. Now he is only on 5 mg of prednisone daily, and a probiotic. The vets who have seen him say he is bright and seems normal, and that's often true, but he refuses to go on walks; just lies down and won't go. He is not afraid of the leash and not afraid of the neighborhood; he just doesn't have an interest in moving it seems. He also only responds to our calling him to us when he wants to, although he follows us around the house and is almost always near one of us. He has great eye contact. The doc has said the prednisone can make him tired. He pants almost all the time even though it's getting cooler here in Colorado. What to do? We can't give him special treats that might motivate him more because we don't want to vary his diet; he's on a special diet. He's an oversized Sheltie, which is what I wanted; he is 18 inches tall and weighs 31 pounds. His rear feet splay outward, and we only recently found out that may not be normal, but I'll post about that separately. I have to figure out how to post pictures of that. Thanks very much for any help or advice you can offer.