Do people use probiotics or any other supplements to help prevent flare-ups? There are times…

Do people use probiotics or any other supplements to help prevent flare-ups? There are times she seems VERY uncomfortable and sometimes she won’t poo for a day. We have cut chicken completely out of her diet a few years ago. She only gets grain-free food/treats mostly for the last 6 years. Pumpkin used to help but doesn’t seem to help anymore. If anyone has advice I am looking for other things to try to help her stomach issues.

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

Before I can answer, to clarify – did he say IBS or IBD? Dogs typically get IBD, not IBS. Also the cause is important. Did you determine the cause?

Christina Chambreau
5 years ago

This is an example of the challenge of using merely conventional medicine. the steps you have taken so far are merely palliating (temporary help) so the underlying vibrational/quantum/Qi imbalance is continuing and it becomes harder and harder to control the symptoms.  I would strongly recommend finding an integrative veterinarian with whom to work. This is a person trained in many different approaches, including using conventional drugs only when absolutely needed. Working with one can increase the chance that your cherished companion can live a long and healthy life after recovering from this current chronic digestive problem. Probably she will  be… Read more »

Kaz Kallin
5 years ago

My cocker spaniel has IBD. Unfortunately it can be a difficult condition to manage. I give her Proviable probiotic daily and she is on a vegetarian diet. She also gets monthly accupuncture for her GI issues and neck pain. It took nearly 4 years to find the perfect combination,  but she’s healthy and thriving now. Have a serious conversation with your vet and never be afraid to get a second opinion or look to alternative medicine solutions.