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I am using a balanceit recipe now for my dog Jasmine with colitis/food itolerance & possible ibd. It is a mixture of oatmeal, ground turkey and canola oil. So far I haven’t added the metamucil and using the supplement lightly. She loves it – stool is still soft but the diet is fairly easy to make and she loves it. Am in the beginning steps as I have run out of choices. I know this vet originated diet works if you have the time to prepareit.
re Jasmine (13yr old dog with colitis and poss. IBD/ food intolerance.)
There are so many good suggestions here. I have been making Jasmine a diet of browned ground turkey and oatmeal for a week now hoping to address her colitis and loose stools. I haven’t added the psyillium as yet as it seems to loosen her even more. This diet was vet originated through Balance it. I have added pumpkin today to her mix to help firm her stools, I hope! She is still on metronidazole.
I have tried so many things and have settled on this home made diet until maybe a holistic vet can help me move her more into dogfood and apppropriate supplements.
She did the best on a hypo allergenic diet from RC – pot & venison but they changed the formula & the potatoes were also causing reflux. Noe sure where to head but at the moment enjoys the turkey, oatmeal & pumpkin. I add a senior vitamin each day.
Any thoughts on mixing in a kibble that is hypo or grain, chix potato free to help as she proceeds?
KarenMay 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm in reply to: best dry/wet food choices for senior lab with colitis/acid reflux #42440 Report Abuse
She loves the Zignatues to which I am adding some pumpkin during the chamnge to Zig. Unfortunately I couldn’t transition as the RC was a problem.
Thanks, I appreciate your time.
KarenMay 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm in reply to: best dry/wet food choices for senior lab with colitis/acid reflux #42439 Report Abuse
They didn’t at all! They advised the pot/duck RC but that also has soy
do what the vet says to get him well, then we can deal wsith what is causing this.
what qualifies for “boxer colitis? Wanda. Is it an heriitary TYPE of colitis? That would be a great clue from your vet?
ps. my dog did not do well on thed gastro. diet or the high fat diets. I did not try the high fiber diet as it finally clicked wirtfh the hypo.diet.
Besat of luck with your pup!
After almost a year I have helped Jasmine with a hypoallergenic diet (Royal Canin Potato/Venison. One of the causes can be a food allergy, and it turned out to be chicken which is in a lot of dogfoods. She LOVES the food and it is possible that is an issue with your dog, but I only found out by starting a novel diet which she never had. She is still on metrodonizol and Ursodial but doing very wedll on the combo. I found that probiotics and most supplements were contrary to her disease. I also believe she is allergic to fish so fish oil also throws her off. I can almot guarantee he will love the food!
All these changes Royal Canin are making is so frustrating. I am about to find out if hydrolized protein is a problem as it is bing added to the venison/pot. hypoallergic. They claim it shouldn’t be as is isz a plant based addition. Any thooughts on soy? I am not thrilled…Karen
Thank you Patty! I would satill be running in circles had I not suggested the hypoallergic PV. They are reformulating he dry – due mid -lated Feb but I bought a large bag so I hope to have enough till then and shop ashe continues doing well- wood please!!
I was one of the original posters asking about diet and treatment for colitis.
I have been dealing with colitis now for 6 months and have tried every food imaginable. I agree with most of your thoughts. I am not sure yet on the fiber issue. Jasmine has now been on Royal Canine pot/venison for almost 3 weeks. It was a novel protein for her and I suggested this change to the vet as nothing was helping her gastrointestinal issues. My thinking was that all her previous foodes were chicken based including Canine Cavier and R.C. Gastrointestinal to name a few. At this point I have not changed ANYTHING ELSE, including her daily low dose of metrodonizole followimg meals. She LOVES the food, and it really seems to be working. She has regular, firm bowel movements, and I think I can say that now after 3 weeks. You never know so I will now knock on wood! The vet started mynew selection of P/V mostly wet (new vet, new food). I am giving her wet and dry 60/40 and think I will stay here as it is working (Vet thought more dry but I think that is disruptive to the colon now. I agree qith you there. I feed her 3x/day, I think that also helps. I have stopped fish oil and probiotics and any treats except grain free Buddy Biscuits – pnut butter. I hopethis helps you some, knowing all colitis causes vary. Hers right now looks like a food allergyshe developed after many years.
I have had a lab with softer stolls now for several months and the vets have not been in treating this with metrodonizole. One of the techs’ mentioned a possibility today of a food allergy. Does anyone have a sugestion for a limited or ingle protein food? She seems to do better on foods with a min of grains. The above suggestion of Nature’s Logic seems like an interesting one. Has anyone found theeir dogs to have soft stools and treated it successfully with diet? I plan to try a novel protein not chicken) and see if this helps my 13 yr. old girl. Is there an blood allergy screen the vet can run?
where can I find a homemade diet on line that islow in fat, not too high in carbs and protein. Sure would appreciate any help. Karen
P. S. which food is N.W. Naturals Crazy4 Cats ? Karen
I continue to question Jasmine’s diet. I have ordered Evangers canned vegetarian to add to a dry food which I thought would be Canine Cavier. She did well on C.C. for 3 days but her stools are soft today and she is straining to go – my husband calls it dancing – althought it isn’t funny at all. I thought I should now mix it with the R.C. Gastro. I am now officially going crazy, this is going on a few months and I also am going in circles.
Maybe the Veg Evangers will firm up her soft stoold.
I was wonderiing if Dave spoke to his holistic friend, please let me know at [email protected] as I have had trouble getting in the discuss groups and logging in.
I thought I should take her to a holistic vet in Mass if this doesn’t improve. Remember she is on a low dose of metrodonizole. Is that just maybe needed and no diet may help this completely and a condition low dose metro.is needed.
Thanks all. Karen
Please helpif you have any suggestions. There are some great ones above – maybe honest kitchen or a low fat option would be best.
I know, I have to keep a record of when my girl goes. My vet felt that some dogs with colitis have difficulty with added probiotics. I am trying Canine Cavier again, it has added pro& pre biotics in the kibble and she has done well these last two days with firmer stools. Do you have a reccommendation for a topper, chicken or turkey? referably organic.
I have experienced this now with many foods and found my dog actually needs grains and has gotten worse with probiotics, enzymes and pumpkin. At the moment she also needs a low dose of metrodonozil for the inflammation. She is 12yrs. though and it is possible that the inflammation is worse than earlier in her life.I am tryong Canine Cavier to see if it helps her.
btw she is a lab/ shep/belg. shep. and beagle mix. soooo sweet.
just an excess, not sure really. Thanks for your thoughts. I tried half the meal with CC but she still hasn’t gone today… when I tried pumpkin she got softer if that makes sense.
any probiotics you like better than others? just read bionic-bionic?? Have used Mercola but stopped as the vet was unsure about adding them as wdell as enzymes to her food which I just didn’t get.
continue Karen post
The vet is primarily calling this colitis since I cannot do further testing, She alks every day, enjoys food andx seems very healthy!! Thanks.
My girl Jasmine is on metrodonizole to firm up her stools. She also has elevated liver enzymes which are around 300 and really not moving down even with daily denemarin & hepagen-c. She has had all the tests needed for liver testing but since she is 12 I have not done further invasive tests. My concern is limiting the metrodonizole (at this point at 250 mg 2x/day) and trying to find the best diet for her. Her stools are soft but not loose or diarrea and tend to be ev. other day. She has been on many from the vet except a hypoallergenic and is currently on Royal Canine Gastro Intestinal. I had her previously on Canine Cavier Special Needs prior to changing to my vet’s idea.
My current thiking is to try CC again after reading this forum. She also is a cancer survivor, that is why I had started the CC in th beginning.
Please help us with your thoughts and suggestions.