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Homemade Food for a Dog with Colitis

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Colitis is an inflammation of the colon. Special diets high in fiber or that are hypoallergenic are good choices to help alleviate the symptoms. This is a guide about homemade food for a dog with colitis.
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December 27, 2010

I have a 13 1/2 year old black Lab with colitis. I can't afford the ID food from the vet anymore. What is a good home-made food for a 100 pound dog?

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January 5, 20110 found this helpful
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I/D food is the easy and more expensive alternative to hamburger and white rice. Cook up a big batch (do not fry), freeze it, and heat it up as needed. That way you aren't making it every night and you aren't spending a fortune on it in the store.

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Malox can be used in dogs if he gets an upset belly. Try syringing 6 cc into his mouth when his tummy is a bit sour.

Vanilla yogurt is a great supplement and easy to digest. Maybe a cup before bedtime will help keep him on the right track.

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December 27, 20100 found this helpful

There is a book by Dr. Pitcairn called Natural Health for Dogs and Cats that has many recipes for homemade dog food.

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December 27, 20100 found this helpful

What does the vet food have listed for ingredients? Try finding out or doing a search online for what is in the food and ask your vet what triggers the dog's colitis. Good luck.

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February 8, 20170 found this helpful

http://www.foun  home_cooking.htm this seems a good site... if you go to google and type in hoomemade diet for a dog with colitis .. many sites come up but i usually pick on that comes from vet or someother reputable site.

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