Not all Digestive Enzymes/ProBiotics are created equal!
Here are two Human Ingredients products that are fantastic! They are a combination to help assimilate/digest food and keep the "good" bacteria in the gut!
Sunday Sundae (Digestive Enzyme & Pro-Biotic Combo): http://ineedthat.corecommerce.com/Sunday-Sundae.html
Digest All Plus (Digestive Enzyme & Pro-Biotic Combo): http://www.thewholisticpet.com/products/canine-product-line/digestive-support/wholistic-digest-all-plustm.html
Another thing you could try is Slippery Elm (purchased from a local health food store not GNC) given an hour or so before eating will coat his stomach and prepare it for food. This is used short term.
Many on this blog have given their dogs Kocci Free for Giardia/Coccideia (all herbals) with great success! There is also a homeopathic that you can add called "Bowl Nosode" if it is a really tough case. Let me know if you'd like the info.
MSM (an organic sulphur) makes the bowel "a very unfriendly place for parasites". There are very different grades of msm. This one is the best! My husband and I take it too for our joints! Read about it here and on Bergstrom's other pages: http://www.bergstromnutrition.com/our-company/certifications
. On that page is a company called Kala who distributes it. They are great! I get a 10# container. I give it every day as our property is full of wild life.
Please do not give your dog human anti-diarrhea medicine without direction from your vet.
Could be dangerous for a herding breed IF they carry the MDR1 gene. Washington State University: "Many herding breed dogs have a genetic predisposition to adverse drug reactions involving over a dozen different drugs. The most serious adverse drug reactions involve several antiparasitic agents (ivermectin, milbemycin and related drugs), the antidiarrheal agent loperamide (Imodium), and several anticancer drugs (vincristine, doxorubicin, others). These drug sensitivities result from a mutation in the multidrug resistance gene (MDR1 gene)."
TOTW is made by Diamond, which I personally do not trust after reading about how filthy their manufacturing plants are.
Have you considered that chicken or flax seed in kibbles could be causing your dogs problem? It does with many. Read the labels carefully to make sure there isn't chicken or chicken fat somewhere in the list. My boy is sensitive to flax seed!
Also, be careful with treats and the ingredients they contain. Choose high quality (non grain
) or make your own.
This is the recipe my holistic vet suggests: Boneless, skinless de-fatted chicken breast or turkey breast, boiled, grease rinsed off, shredded and cooled. (note: packaged ground turkey breast from the store is easy). Mix 50/50 (or 1:1) with canned pureed PLAIN pumpkin. Again, adjust amount per day fed for your size dog, and divide into 3 or 4 smaller meals.
Hope this helps!