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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Zoya Has Gas and is Embrassed😢

This is part of an ongoing problem she has, before I got her she had to have an Emergancy C-Section, they bred her to their king shepard ( which was botched, when I got her fixed the vet showed me that her bladder was adheised to her uterus) and after that they let her swallow bone shard and balls. They were basically giving her away because they didn't want to deal with the vet costs , in which I did not know how bad it was for her(my 12 year old Shepard mix had just died of Cushings Disease and she was my ESA). I found her on Craig's list ,they said they just wanted to find a good home for her and she was supposed to be their little girls therapy dog with autism, but it did work out.These people deemed themselves as dog trainers, well she is all black even in her pedigree pictures, but when I got her she had white hairs around her neck. They had used a shock collar and turned it all the way up and damaged her hair folicles( this poor girl went through a lot and they only had her for a year, she was 5 When I got her last May)When I got her two things would happen she would either be constipated or have fire hose diarrhea. $ 2000.00 later and my get still could figure it out. I took her to see a specialist,which did have a very good bedside manner, so we never went back. Took her to a vet 3 1\2 hours away, because nobody where I live has a scoping machine. But the doctor that travels around wasn't there. So I an appointment to her scoped with him and I had gotten really ill. So we are gonna go to the clinic that the traveling vet has and that is 4 hours away, but I don't care about that, I just want her feeling better , she is my everything. So until we get that appointment I put organic pumpkin in her food and I have bovine colostrum , had her on acidophilus before the colostrum,that she takes too.I have given her raw, true different kibble that is for intestinal health and nothing works. But she looks so sad when she has gas, I think she has scar tissue and it hurts her When she has a bowel movement, I go out and rub her stomach which seems to help, she also goes the size of cat bowel movement.I am on Disability, but I took a part time job so I can get this done fore her. I do a lot of research on the web. If anybody has suggestion for her gas, I would appreciate it.
Thank you, Dee Dee
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 10:06 PM
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I don't have any suggestions, but I want to say how great you are for taking such great care of your girl! Hopefully she will feel better soon!

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

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Hope you get some answers with the test.

What food is she on now DeeDee?

Have you tried feeding several smaller meals during the day?

Have you tried soaking her dry kibble in water overnight in the fridge before feeding?

Is she a "gulper"? They make special bowls called "Slow Bowls": https://www.amazon.com/Outward-Hound.../dp/B00FPKNRCS

Foods with peas or legumes can cause gas.

Have you ever tried The Honest Kitchen? This is 100% human grade dehydrated food. Read about it here: https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/the-honest-differences

Example: Grain Free Beef -LOVE: https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/deh...-beef-dog-food
Ingredients: All ingredients dehydrated: Beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic coconut, parsley, papaya, cranberries, pumpkin, honey, kale (plus vitamins and minerals)



I would highly recommend a good probiotic/digestive enzyme to her food that contains the correct combination that does a good job.
Sunday Sundaehttps://feedsentials.com/sundaysundae (click on the email to order)
Gut Sensehttp://dr-dobias-natural-healing-usa...ducts/gutsense
Mercola Digestive/Probiotic: https://shop.mercola.com/product/211...er-1-container


There are even some tea's that could help.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 10:50 AM
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Prozyme digestive enzyme seems to help a lot of dogs with gas. It's very economical and easy to find online (it comes in a red bottle). Add it to the kibble with water and wait a few minutes for it to activate. It can be used with the probiotic and colostrum you have now. https://www.amazon.com/Prozyme-454-gm/dp/B00028ZLEK/

One key to colostrum that I learned through some reading Carmspack pointed me to is to use only the certified 6-hour colostrum -- others may just be "first milk" powder without the full range of bioactive compounds you want. The one that's from the researchers associated with Cornell is the best I've found for VERY sick dogs:
https://www.amazon.com/Immune-Tree-C...dp/B0040LJ060/

Some early reasearch from Purina's veterinary division found that colostrum plus a probiotic was far superior in improving gut flora diversity and stability than either one alone, so give them at the same time.

Bone broth would be another thing to consider to go easy on the tummy -- you could soak the kibble in it. There are several threads about how to make it in a Crockpot (simmering 24+ hours with a splash of vinegar).

I also second the suggestion of The Honest Kitchen's deyhdrated foods. Their base mix plus raw pretty well saved a very sick dog I rescued when none of the vet's food or meds were working for him. Dr. Harvey's dehydrated line is also excellent for fragile tummies -- especially their "Paradigm" food (it contains bone broth & slippery elm, but no grains, no starchy veg, no flax, and no peas):
https://www.drharveys.com/products/dogs

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