Probiotic for mucus soft stool issue

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    Margie W
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    My 8 year old lab that I currently cook for (tried the raw but he wouldn’t eat it- immediately regurgitated it) is on a high protein high fat diet (due to cancer diagnosis for spindle cell sarcoma a year ago) I steam veggies mix with cottage cheese and egg and then add canned mackeral. I use RX Vitamin onco support in the evening, Berte green blend morning and evening and Berte immune blend in the AM. He’s also on a holistic regimen of Carcinosin and Thuja (which we began after a recurrence of the spindle cell and that is now in remission) He’s been having issues with mucus in his stool and some diarrhea (sporadically) for the past couple of months. He’s been on two rounds of metronidazole- his poops are fine during the medication and then for sometime after. But now he’s had another mucusy soft poop. Wondering if adding probiotics would help but also want to know if he’s getting some already in what I’m giving him. Don’t want to overdo the supplements. I’ve looked at the Mercola probiotic which doesn’t seem to have any of the ingredients that are in the other things he’s getting. Trying to keep this short but my Rupert is complicated! Any help would be appreciated.

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    pugmomsandy
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    Can he have more fiber in his diet like ground psyllium or coconut fiber?

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    Margie W
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    I think he could have more fiber- would that be better than a probiotic? Where do you get ground psyllium or coconut fiber- a health food store?

    I should mention- fecals didn’t really show anything- but they put him on the metronidazole for an overall antibiotic and anti inflammatory. Of course if he still has more bad poops I’ll take him in again.

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    pugmomsandy
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    Bette’s Immune blend has probiotics in it already. Yes, you should be able to find coconut fiber and plain ground psyllium at the health food store. You can even add a couple teaspoons of chia seed or ground flax/hemp seed for fiber. You might look into using some slippery elm. It soothes/coats the GI tract. Ask your vet if any of these are contraindicated.

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    Margie W
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    Thank You so much for the info. I do see that Berte immune blend has probioitcs but it seemed to have lesser amounts than some other ones. I’m thinking adding the fiber is a better way to go. I’ll check with my vet but the coconut fiber looks interesting. Thanks again.

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