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I just did about a tablespoon of pumpkin in the food and if his bowel movements started to look orange I didn’t do pumpkin but it usually helps with the soft stools. I think I’ve seen at least 4 other people on here with pretty much exactly the same scenario/ for the first time in galliprant it upsets stomach and then once resolved works out well! I hope it works for you!
When my dog first went in galliprant over a year ago This happened to him too- never had issues and then suddenly pooping in the house- my vet had us take him off then galliprant until he had normal bowel movements for at least a few days and then reintroduce it. We skipped one daily dose a week wnd then any time he gets soft stool we skip a dose.
We did bland diet chicken, rice, pumpkin and the vet prescribed some meds- can’t rmemener what they are called but basically a Imodium For dogs. It did the trick and no he’s great on galliprant a year later. It looks like this is very common scenario if you read the thread! I hope it helps!
Brenda- you may want to try cutting it in half or skip a day. We skip a day when he gets loose stools and it seemed to resolve the gi issue. Galliprant worked wonders for my dog so it’s been worth it to just monitor for us.
I have posted a few updates now- 13 year old pit mix with arthritis. Nothing else worked but galliprant helped right away. Jumping in and out of the car again ect. Severe gi issues at first so we took him off of it for a few weeks and then started him back 6 days a week with one rest day. It has been three months of this routine and it works well for us. Anytime we notice loose stools we cut the pill out for the day. Today we went on a 5 mile walk and he did amazing! 3 months ago he couldn’t walk more than 1.5 miles before laying down and giving up. Galliprant significant improved his life. As long as we keep him strictly on dog food (no people food) and only do 6 pills a week his gi track is just fine.
I’m posting with a update on my dog Booter- he is a 13 year old pit mix with mobility issues caused by arthritis. Galliprant gave him really bad diahrea but made such a difference with his quality of life we decided to take him off of it for 2 weeks to get his gi back on track and then ease him back in at a lower dose and eventually back to his normal dosage. He has now been back on the normal dose for about a month and we skip one pill a week or if we see loose stools we skip a dose that day. This seems to work really well for him. He has his energy back and he’s not in pain. He can jump in and out of the car again and go for walks. It’s been great for him and worth it to just lower the dose.
I’m back with a update ! My dog saw Amazing improvements on galliprant. After a week if gave him horrible diahrea and it would not go away. After a vet visit we decided to take him off of it and do a bland diet with gi calming meds and then once better ease him back on the galliprant. He immediately declined when he was off of it- moaning in pain, couldn’t jump in and out of the car again and miserable. I started him back in galliprant this week half a pill a few days and now a full pill and he’s back to his energetic self again and not in pain! I’ll keep watching to see if he gets loose stools and maybe reduce a day a week. Galliprant is the only thing that’s made a difference for my 14 year old pit and his arthritic pain so I’m going to keep trying!
That is so helpful thank you! I’m seeing my vet today but she seemed surprised the galliprant caused issues. I may have given it to him without food too so it could have escalated the problem. I appreciate your response! Thank you
Did anyone find adjusting he dose or changing food helped? My 14 year old pit mix has had arthritis for the past year and we have tried everything but he always gets diahrea and gi issues. We started galliprant 3 weeks ago and we noticed immediate results right away. He can jump in and out of the car again and go for walks without pain medication. He developed serious gi issues after two weeks and has been vomiting and diahrea for days now. I just made the connection that it might be the medication so he’s going to the vet tomorrow. It’s been a miracle drug for so many I hope the gi issues can be resolved!