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October 12, 2014 at 7:38 pm in reply to: Searching for a good Probiotic and Dietary Enzyme product #54597 Report Abuse
Jude…please let us know what the vet says about your pup. Best of luck, TinaOctober 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm in reply to: Searching for a good Probiotic and Dietary Enzyme product #54555 Report Abuse
Hey, Bobby Dog… 🙂
I put Major, and my other 3 Labs, on Olewo carrots a little over 3 months ago. I called and spoke with Ina, the US distributor, for a half hour…and picked her brain on whether or not it could help Major. Just so you know what I was dealing with…Major has suffered bloat (daily, to some extent) and IBS since he was about 4 months old….he’s 5 1/2 years old now. He had diarrhea all. the. time. A few years ago, I switched him to a premium (grain free) kibble and it helped…it helped even more when I switched to 100% raw almost 2 years ago. Major’s diarrhea would range from cow patty to brown water…it was horrible for him. I tried different probitics and digestive enzymes…with no real improvement to speak of. When I added the carrots to his diet, the diarrhea all but disappeared!
I gave Major 1 Tablespoon of carrots mixed with 1/2 cup water on his breakfast. For the next 10 weeks…he had 5 days in which he had diarrhea. When I say “days”…I mean one bad stool each of those days…not and entire day of running outside to pooh (which was not unusual). I spoke with Ina and shared the outcome, she suggested increasing his carrots just a bit. I started adding 1/2 Tablespoon carrots to his 1 Tablespoon of beets for his evening meal 4 weeks ago, and he has not had a single episode of diarrhea since!
I rescued a diabetic Lab 2 years ago…he’s 10 years old now. From the time we brought him home, he would generally pooh only once a day…and his stool was so dry, it would crumble when it hit the ground. No joke. Since adding the carrots to his meal (1 Tablespoon each morning)…he pooh is firm and glossy now and he goes twice a day most days. I wasn’t expecting that to happen.
I added the beets to my dogs’ diet 2 months ago…mostly for the anti-inflammatory benefits for my older dog’s arthritis and for Major’s inflamed intestines. It’s to soon to tell if it’s helping the arthritis, but Major’s intestines aren’t nearly as swollen as they were…we could literally see them swirling in his stomach when he’d lay down. Poor guy.
I can’t recommend the carrots enough…and I’m a picky person when it comes to feeding my dogs.October 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm in reply to: Searching for a good Probiotic and Dietary Enzyme product #54552 Report Abuse
It’s not unusual for young pups to have soft stools…I wouldn’t be too concerned unless it’s more of a diarrhea consistency. If it IS diarrhea-like, and it’s been a couple days…I’d probably take him to the vet to be tested for worms and to 100% sure there isn’t something else going on internally. The soft stools might also be a reaction from recent vaccinations…if it is, it should pass fairly quickly.
I have used Perfect Form and 100% pure pumpkin for Major (the Lab with bloat and IBS)…with some success. I have not had any real luck with probiotics or digestive enzymes…but that’s just my dog. I have, on the other hand, had GREAT success with Olewo carrots. Since introducing the carrots daily, Major hasn’t had any diarrhea! This may not seem like much, but I was dealing with diarrhea at least weekly.
Best of luck…Tina
I love the Grizzly Salmon Oil. We recently adopted Chance, an 8 year old diabetic dog (who came from a not-so-nice environment). Since we had so much luck with the oil with out paw licker, and the side benefit was her improved coat…we didn’t hesitate to add it to give it to Chance.
Wow! Tremendous improvement! Of course, he was put on a good low glycemic diet and his insulin regulated, so I must give some credit for his new coat to those factors, too. But his overall appearance….MUCH IMPROVED.
We buy the oil from vitacost dot com in the 64 oz jug for less than $50….be sure to keep it refrigerated.
Looking forward to hearing about your results…Tina
My 8 year old lab used to lick her feet ALL. THE. TIME. We switched to a grain free with no potatoes and it helped, but the miracle was Grizzly Salmon Oil. Within two weeks she had completely stopped licking her feet and her coat became super-silky over the next couple of months. It was like magic. We feed her according to the package…3 pumps squirted directly on her evening meal.
Also, I have a 3 1/2 year old lab, Major, who has suffered from bloat and other intestinal issues since he was 6 months old. One of the issues is diarrhea…in fact, he has had 2 bouts of HGE where he came close to dying. In the past few months, Major has started eating Nature’s Variety Instinct and taking probiotics…but he still had daily diarrhea and often times it was like brown water. I added 2 T pumpkin puree to each of his three meals daily. The pumpkin was the key to ending the watery stools…but he still had frequent diarrhea. I purchased a can of Perfect From from The Honest Kitchen…and HOLY COW! No more diarrhea…it’s been two weeks and his stools are perfect. (Yes, I spend way to much time looking at doggie stools…but when you have a pup with issues, I guess it becomes “normal”…lol) I add 1 1/4t (mixed with just enough water to make a paste) and put it on top of his food. Because the paste looks and tastes like dirt…I put the pumpkin on top of the paste…Major heartily eats it with no problem. I wish I would have discovered Perfect Form 3 years ago.