Yellow firm poo

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Yellow firm poo

Post by Garyalanlane » 14 Jan 2020, 08:27

Our Max's(an India Pariah dog mix) stools are now pretty much formed but are still yellow although this has been a huge step forward from cow patties. He had his first of 6 B12 vitamin injections. Before we could only get human grade B12 tablets without intrinsic factor. He’s also 2 weeks into antibiotic treatment for SIBO. However he is not gaining any weight although he has now stabilised. We changed his diet from cooked lean beef, rice, lentils, spinach, carrot and pumpkin and are now feeding 150% pre made raw and has been on this diet for 1.5 months. We have been slowly increasing his Enzymes to our current 4 Chemeyes capsules (2grams)incubated in 300g of food twice a day. He had been loosing weight for the last 10 months and was originally diagnosed with Tick Fever. Where we live in India not many vets had heard of EPI when I suggested it to them about 2 months ago. He went from 20kg to 16.8kg. Also his eyes have been very gunky the last 3 days and he appears a lot more lethargic. Will the poo ever reach a perfect brown colour and how can we get him to gain more weight? Should we up the food quantity or increase his Enzymes or maybe wait a little longer on what we are doing without changing anything? He still seems constantly hungry and so so thin. Any thoughts please would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Re: Yellow firm poo

Post by jilbert57 » 14 Jan 2020, 09:25

Gary, what a cutie! I googled yellow firm poop and got this result:

"Orange, Yellow or Pale Colored-This is generally an issue with the liver. It could be the sign of a sign of liver or biliary disease or it could simply mean that your dog's poop moved too fast through the GI tract to pick up the bile which changes the color to the normal brown you recognize.Jun 21, 2014"

I am wondering on any blood draw if the liver enzymes stood out. Just a thought.

Will you post what is in the raw mix for food ?

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Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to site in 2012 to help manage it.

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Re: Yellow firm poo

Post by Madelon » 14 Jan 2020, 12:31

What a beautiful pup. Good suggestion Jill to check the liver. In addition to the exact food you're feeding what are the Chemeyes capsules you are using?

With regard to the B12 shot - are you getting the simple cobalamin - not a multivitamin? Once you are done with the 6 weeks of shots, you will need to continue supplementing B12 - you can either continue doing shots or get the B12 pills with Intrinsic Factor from Chemeyes. The lack of weight gain could be because the B12 has not been addressed, could be the enzyme ratio and/or food.

What antibiotics are you using to treat SID?
MADELON and Doc. DX EPI and SIBO: 5/22/2015
Test Results: (1st) 7/2014 = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate > 24; (2nd) 5/2015 = TLI < .4, B12 406; Folate >24; (3rd) 10/2015 TLI < .4; B12 >1000; Folate 14.4. Prior to DX: May 2014 (2mos) - DX coccidia/bladder infection; July 2014 (3mos) 1st EPI test = TLI 16.5, B12 894, Folate >24 - Dx SIBO not EPI; Feb 2015 thru May 2015 - weight loss only; May 2015 vomitted several times, diarrhea and eating poop. Regimen: 4 cups Sport Dog Food Elite Herding - Diane 6x 1tsp per cup; 1 WonderLab PetFactor B12 2x day; 1/2tsp Slippery Elm 2xday; Multivitamin; 1 Zyrtec 10mg 2x day; Salmon Oil

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