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Canine Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Using Herbs to Treat Animals

Post Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:08 pm

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Actually, the veterinarian we had prior to moving where we are now diagnosed my dog (an English Setter) with "fiber reactive colitis." The problem, in a nutshell, is that her stools have always been "pudding cups." Very loose and mushy, and difficult to clean up. I finally connected the problem to any food with grain in it, even rice. She does much better on grain free or even prey model/BARF. Anyway, we recently switched from their sweet potato based kibble to a rice based, simply because both dogs seemed to be getting tired of it and we thought they would like a change. And although my setter's palate loves the new food, her intestines apparently do not. :face palm 2: When she gets these flares, I give her a blend of mallow, parsley, mint, and hops. Is this a good combo, do you think, or is there something else I should add or use instead? Thanks. Oh, and as soon as this bag of food gets eaten up, we are going back to sweet potato!

Post Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:30 pm
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Those herbs are fine. I like chamomile for gut stuff as well.
Some bentonite clay might firm things up a little.

The Dire Era formula is good for firming things up.

Post Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:44 pm

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Thank you. Ill look into it. I still have some chamomile from last year I can add to the mix. My seeds didn't sprout this year.

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