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06-20-2014 10:02 AM
Originally Posted by sue66b View Post
but I cant try it raw the vet said no raw cause of the IBD
Bull. Putting my cat on RAW stopped the IBD completely. IF it's IBD and not Mega E (which you don't know because no testing has been done), then it's about finding the diet that is right for the dog. Some IBD dogs do great on crap Purina and terrible in high end grain free. It's about the animal.
06-20-2014 09:54 AM
kr16 What is power spewing? Sounds like something out of a Family Guy episode.

If your vet has not done a simple throat Xray, its all speculation. Its $60 to get a throat Xray. Rule out Mega E officially. I believe you said you have a new vet. You may want to find another one. My dog has Mega and a simple burp can bring up food real fast with no other signs. It can be a small amount or sometimes large. No family guy spewing.

The bad food the vet gave you is hard to digest. I would first get an xray and if its clear try a better quality food. You should do that either way. The true diagnosis is really more important. Ton of research here on that.

Doesn't sound like the things the vet says it is. All the signs you post even the bad breath is sounded more and more like Mega E. I hope your right that it isn't.
06-20-2014 04:28 AM
Sunflowers Try raw. Do the research on doing it correctly and don't listen to the vet. All that kibble may be the cause of the so-called IBD.

It is the potato that probably caused the diarrhea, not the fat.

At this point, I would try giving him a half chicken and see what he does with it.
06-20-2014 04:25 AM
sue66b Patch has been just on his kibble for 5months no treats nothing elselast year.. I rescued him 19months ago & I think that he was never feed kibble cause when I first got him he saw the shopping for the cat & saw the cat food tins & got real excited but when Ive feed him any tin foods he does very very sloppy poos, I was thinking of tryin Kangaroo mince for humans but I cant try it raw the vet said no raw cause of the IBD so Ill have to lighty boil the mince & put with pumkin & see how he goes or I was going to try tin Salmon & pumkin.. Ive also tried the grainfree but it had Potato & the fat was 15% Patch had real bad diarrhea Id say either the fat or the potatos gave himthe runs alot of grainfree kibble is high in fat & tooo hard & Patch has trouble digesting them, he spews them up undigested hours later the Eukanuba Intestinal is a low residue kibble that breaks up very easy but I dont like the corn in it, but Id say they ground the corn but it wouldnt help Patches skin allergies but it did help with his very sloppy poos it cleared up in 2 days so Patch must need a low fat & low fiber diet so Ive worked out that its Patch small intestine have all the problems small intestine need low fiber when its the large intestine they need high fiber with EPI or IBD...
06-20-2014 03:32 AM
Sunflowers I would try and eliminate the toast. Dogs do not need bread, and the yeast may be contributing to what is causing this.

Definitely modify his diet before putting him on any drugs.

Perhaps give him only kibble for a while, something without grains, and nothing else. If he has problems with soft poos, what he is eating is not agreeing with him.

It could very well be the chicken. Many GSDs have problems with chicken. I had lots of vomiting and acid here until we determined that Hans can't eat chicken. My vet wanted to put him on acid reducing drugs, but it was the darned poultry !
06-19-2014 10:15 PM
sue66b Geee sounds like Patch as Patch has the bad breath Patches smells like something is fermenting like the smell of yeast in bread shops, he was put on metronidazole & his bad breath went away, now its back again...Patch also starts to drool when I start to feed as I have to hand feed very slowley as he gulps his food making his burping worst, this is why I will not give Patch the Prednisone without being diagnosed properly, I live Australia Newcastle... the Mega E was the first thing I thought Patch had but his vet said the vet is saying IBD Patch did have very sloppy poos so Ive redxuced the fat% that has helped also he was put on vet prescription diet Eukanuba Intestinal this also helped but this kibble has corn & corn is hard to diagesst so I think that this kibble is causing Patches stomach acid, we have just gotten the Wellness Simple kibble at our Pet Barn I was going to try the Duck & Oatmeal as Ive read that Oatmeal is good for their stomach...but the fat is 11.98% & Patch is on 10% fat with the Intestinal. Fat has alot to do with his acid i found the simple range has the Healthy weight & fat is 8% but the fiber is 6% Patch needs a lower fiber I found & his Intestinal is only 1.75% so I just keep him on the Intestinal & cooked chicken & Pumkin
06-19-2014 10:01 PM
DTS I just give 20mg of femodidine and a 1/4 teaspoon of a digestive enzyme with ore and probiotic pet feeding. The acid reducer is once a day before the meal. I want to say its the generic of Prilosec. I also have really bad gerd/acid reflux from a birth defect and family history. So I take Prilosec myself. No bad side effects to report.
He does drool a lot around meal time, but he has megaE and I hear that's common. He also has terrible breath which is also common.
Also the first month or so after he was diagnosed he had terrible diarrhea off and in. That's gone now finally.
06-19-2014 09:57 PM
sue66b Hi DTS, what acid reducer do you give, Patch is on Zantac 1/3 of a 150mg tablet but this doesnt seem strong enough, he was put on Losec 20mg but he had bad side effects from the Losec..
06-19-2014 09:52 PM
DTS My dog doesn't "power spew" anything. Sometimes food or water just comes up and he either swallows it or it's comes out of his mouth and onto floor. Wasn't ever more than a handful of kibbles. He made a weird gulping noise after he ate or played. He also started to sort of reverse sneeze. We went to the vet and he was diagnosed with mega E. Once we started blending his food and sitting him up everything stopped. He still burps and had the occasional water regurge when he gets into his sisters water bowl.
His mega E is very mild. It comes in all forms. We also give him an acid reducer.
Something to look into further
06-19-2014 09:49 PM
sue66b Patch has boiled chicken breast & pumkin on toast for breakfast, I have to do the 1 piece of toast as this keeps the food down better, lunch 1/2 cup Eukanuba Intestinal Kibble dinner 1 cup kibble 7pm another 1/2 cup intestinal kibble, he has to have small meals thru the day as he stomachs the food better & doent have his pain vet is saying IBD & want to put him on 30mg of Prednisone a day but I havent giving the Prednisone yet cause Patch get stomach acid & Ive read the Prednisone can cause stomach acid & stomach ulcers... I really think Patch has GERDs...Not IBD he hasnt had a bi-opsy for the IBD either..
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