My dog Maggie has been diagnosed with colitis. Every so often this results in bloody diarrhea and it is wrecking havoc on my checking account and carpets. We have limited the dog to dry dog food only. Occasionally she has prescription food as well. She is a house dog and doesn't have the opportunity to eat anything that could disagree with her.
She is an 11 year old Golden Retriever mix. Can anyone provide any advice on how to limit her symptoms? She is currently on an anti-spasmodic and antibiotic but once she is off the meds. She has a reoccurance about every 3 weeks. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. She is just as sweet as can be. She never cries, but I am sure she is in pain!
By Diana from Prospect, KY
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You can maybe try adding white rice to food. Might bind her up? Good luck - she is very cute!
I am sure she wouldn't mind the lack of exercise for long if you confined her to the bathroom or a corner of the kitchen where there is a more cleanable floor. That, or get one of the carpet spot cleaning machines or a wet-dry vac. You could put bitches' britches on her until she's better.
I would take her off all commercial foods and feed her only organic chicken, tuna in water, raw egg, a small amt. Of oatmeal mixed into any combination of the above. Make certain there is always a lot of water, and, worm her in the bathroom, even though older. Some worms can cause bleeding. Also, use plenty of newspaper for her to go on for bowels/ urine while ill. Has she had heartworm shot or tabs? Never give her much else to eat, unless in an emergency. She could have swallowed a bone if you feed her table scraps, but only you can remember and know.
If she has eaten a diet of canned foods, you need to know that canned foods are made from diseased animals, according to FDA, as hard as it was for me to believe. Determine to keep her diet simple, regular, only the amount she can eat should be out at a time, but plenty of clean fresh water at all times.
If you can, try to mix a little canned unsweetened pumpkin into her mixture of foods to see if she can tolerate it to help settle any upset stomach she may have. If you have ever given her fish, or bones from anything, she might have hemorrhoids, otherwise, if she's used a plain clay based litter, she might have eaten some of it and have a clogged urinary tract which will need a better vet, if the one you have hasn't caught it. Yes, the cost is much like having a human child. I've lost pets that got too expensive to treat when they got ill from the canned foods and then died! I'm mad at vets and govt. Who don't tell us about canned foods, but let us put high dollars into buying a good pet!
She looks like a sweet dog. God luck, and god both bless and help you. : )
I know there are times when anti-biotics are needed. But just ONE dose destroys the friendly bacteria In the gut of humans & animals. Give your beloved pet a GOOD pro-bitoic. They sell It In a paste just for our dear pets.Please scroll down when you go to this link and read the Information on the Importance of keeping your pet healthy with a simple product..Works for mine. Good luck and please don't wait.
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Good luck with your girl and I hope she feels better.
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