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Posted: 14 May 2019, 04:58
Can anyone recommend a prebiotic in the UK. I believe it is time to try this for Kenzie considering how many people recommend it.
Posted: 15 May 2019, 03:41
Most of us use Slippery elm but it doesn't suit all dogs but you need it in a powder form.
Also i have used this >
https://www.petdrugsonline.co.uk/protex ... gL-TfD_BwE
Posted: 15 May 2019, 09:22
Thanks for the link. I did try Slippery elm but it did not agree with her.
Posted: 15 May 2019, 16:33
since the slippery elm did not work well for Kenzie... exactly what is the issue? SID? Loose stools? If yes....
... talk to your vet about other prebiotics that they would recommend .... or..... ask your vet about trying some "RX clay"
https://www.vetrxdirect.com/product/vie ... -cats-otc
If you cannot get this product in the UK... ask your vet if they could recommend something similar.
Posted: 09 Jul 2019, 05:10
Hi! My Nora was diagnosed with EPI 1 year ago. We finally found the right balance with the enzymes... BUT.. I think that she now shows signs of SID/SIBO. We did a course with antibiotics and anti acids a month ago. Everything was fine until a few days ago when the symptoms reappeared. With anti acids she is better. I don’t want to give them all the time so I am thinking of trying slippery elm. I was wondering if the Nature’s way capsules can be used on dogs as they are available here. And one more thing - can they be given with the food and enzymes. Thanks a lot
https://www.iherb.com/pr/Nature-s-Way-S ... 74#details
Posted: 09 Jul 2019, 07:36
Hello love the name Nora in respect of the slippery Elm we suggest that you use the powder rather than the capsules ..but i was wondering if you cant get the powder were you are are you able to open the capsules and use like a powder that may be an option.With SE you mix in with the food and the enzymes and some water i am not sure which enzyme you are using i used a powder form .Also can i ask which antibiotic you used and how long for we suggest Tylan for 45 days and then rather than come straight of it we taper the dose down gradually can i also ask is your dog on B12???
Posted: 09 Jul 2019, 15:18
The enzymes we use are the Chemeyes powdered enzymes and she was feeling great until a few months ago when she had loss of appetite and was a bit lethargic. The vet ran some blood test (all normal) and echography (lots of gas in the stomach). She told us it was something bacterial and gave us anti acids and sulfametoxazol/trimethoprim. I think for 10 days of therapy. I give Nora B12 occasionally as her levels are normal, but just in case I give her a sublingual tablet from time to time. A few days ago she showed loss of appetite again and she wanted to come home from a walk early which is not typical for her. I gave her the same anti acids and the next day she was fine, today the situation is the same a she does not want to eat. Tylan is not available here
Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 06:21
is Oxtetracycline available
Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 15:24
Jean makes a good point about an alternative antibiotic, also can i add that the B12 i would suggest that you give these daily B12 can slip quickly and with SID/Sibo in play its role is very important.
Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 04:11
In addition to probiotics and slippery elm, we tried inulin (it's FOS and have lots of good effect) and it worked. Now I don't have to give probiotics and my dog's stool is good, so I'm very satisfied. I really recommend to try it out.
I read that article:
http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/ia ... sored-iams