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Gut issues

MaryJeanne

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Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and so happy I have found you.

This is about my dog Sadie who I adopted in September 2023 along with her littermate sister.
When I got her she was feisty and very active, loved running around the yard and always had the zoomies. No problem with her digestion, her and her sister both had solid healthy bowel movements. No issues.

She is 12 year/2 month old spayed, 25 pound female Schnauzer/Maltese mix and on November 24th, 2023 she started having soft stool which quickly went to watery diarrhea. This started within 1 day after receiving a dose of Comfortis flea medication, she vomited 4 hrs. after receiving it. Prior to and upon the onset of this issue Sadie was constantly licking her sibling's left ear (almost aggressively, she wouldn't leave it alone) Her sibling ended up being diagnosed with a yeast infection in that ear which since has been treated.

Over the next few weeks I started with a probiotic, the Mercola brand, but it did not bring about any change in her condition, I added Colostrum, Mercola brand also to see if that might help, it didn't either.
On December 13th, 2023 I took her along with a stool sample to the vet who prescribed her Hill's Science Diet Biome formula and Proviable probiotic.

We had small successes with this and by Christmas she was having some solid stool (AM) but followed by soft stool (PM).

By last week she started having mostly soft pudding like stools again with periods of watery diarrhea.
Contacting the vet again just last week, the vet prescribed her Metromidazole (compounded liquid form) which I was able to administer 1 dose and it made her ill, up came dinner and she then refused to eat. I did not wish to try to administer her more on an empty stomach and on top of that after reading the potential side effects of this medication I don't wish to give it to her again.
In looking through this site I found The Pet Health Nutrition Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics which I just ordered.

I was wondering about testing the Biome, food change ideas, etc.

I was hoping someone could give me some much needed guidance because my head is spinning.

Her last and only inoculation this year was Rabies on 9/16/2023.
She has received no flea preventative since November 24th, nor heartworm preventative since November 17th.

(1/21/24) On her energy, she was running around yesterday early morning feeling good which I haven't seen her do in almost 2 months, she ate breakfast (Biome food mixed with a little organic turkey patty to help to get her to eat) (no meds) and took to her bed for most of the day.

As of 1/22/24 she had watery diarrhea and there was a small amount of blood present. She will no longer touch the Hill's Biome food. Last night I was able to get her to eat a bit of Fresh Pet Sensitive Stomach with a small organic sweet potato (peeled). Same meal given this morning with Proviable probiotic. She had two small wet bowel movements this AM, normal in color and there was no blood present .


Thanks so much.
MJ :)
 
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Dr. Jeff

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Welcome to HA! MJ. We are thrilled to have you with us, and thank you for making your first post on the forum!

Thank you as well for rescuing Sophie and her sister. We'll definitely help you work through her health challenges. And help optimize her quality of life.
started having soft stool which quickly went to watery diarrhea. This started within 1 day after receiving a dose of Comfortis flea medication, she vomited 4 hrs. after receiving it.
Wow! Why this happened and how to prevent these problems and manage them if they arise, is a great example of why the Vitality and Balance System (VBS) came to be. And is what you will learn at HA!

Here are a couple of articles to get you started:



I was wondering about testing the Biome, food change ideas, etc.
I was hoping someone could give me some much needed guidance because my head is spinning.
Yes, lots and lot of ideas. That's what HA! is all about, so you will find dozens of resources that address this.

Perhaps start with the HA! 101 course which is available in your member area through the dropdown menu.

Also, in your resource library you'll find a nutrition area which contains many webinars, toolkits and a primer about diet.

@aruna, I'd appreciate it if you could point MJ directly to the Nutrition Toolkit.

Even though there are a seemingly overwhelming array of options about what to do, you will learn a simple and mindful method of deciding what to do here at HA! with Holistic Medical Decision Making (HMDM). The HMDM report is attached to this message.

Feel free to post any follow-up questions once you have started going through some of the resources.
 

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MaryJeanne

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Well Sadie has come quite a long way. Sadie is off all prescription food and continuing on Fresh Pet Sensitive Skin and Stomach formula with a little steamed sweet potato added (about 2 TBSP). She still receives her Proviable probiotic daily. She has had more formed bowel movements in the last week than she has had in over the 16 weeks since this started but still has bouts of diarrhea. This morning she had a solid stool and this afternoon she had diarrhea, the food nor the amount fed has changed. She is trying to eat roots, she digs in the dirt and grabs roots and munches away, I do deter her constantly and luckily she listens well. I was wondering about switching over to The Health Pet Nutrition Enzyme and Probiotic formula. Anybody have any input I would greatly appreciate it.
 

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