Probiotic & Digestive Enzyme help
Hi everyone. I do not have a German Shepherd, I own 2 Rottweilers. A 9 1/2 year old female (Lila) and a 4 1/2 year old male (Tommy). I joined because you all have the absolute best advice on digestive issues, and believe me I have done a TON of research. I need some advice.
Tommy is hypothyroid, he is on meds that have it under control. The problem is he also suffers from acid reflux, which seems to me worse during high allergy season i.e. spring & fall - but it is pretty much an issue all year long, just worse during these seasons, my vet has him on 40 mg of prilosec, he started out with just 20 mg, but that did not do anything for him. Last night he had a bad episode where he was drooling, gave him a pepcid along with 2 capsules of slippery elm and 2 capsules of ginger - this calmed his stomach down, within 30 minutes. He also gets kefir/greek yogurt with his evening meal. I have tried various probiotic/prebiotics but none have seemed to help him. I currently am giving he and Lila Renew 15 billion capsule probiotic (the people stuff), he was on Great Life and before that Probios - just did not seem to really help. I have also started giving him 3 pieces of pineapple with his morning and evening meal for the bromelain - which has seemed to help somewhat. There are days he regurges and days he does not. His pooh is fine. They are both o a raw diet, and get salmon oil, along with a vitamin E, and longevity in their food, Lila also gets 2 curcumin and synflex.
Lila my female has fatty tumors, she is also on a raw diet. I feel that she needs something to better metabolize her food. She will have pooh that is fine and then food that is formed but soft. I am trying to keep her fatty tumors from getting any larger.
Neither are overweight. Lila has been through a lot of surgeries, both elbows, both knee's.
So if anyone has a suggestion on what I can do to help my "kids" I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank-you for any and all help
Last edited by SharonH; 05-02-2014 at 10:19 AM.