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10-03-2019 09:27 PM
Harper Hi ahostet! Sounds like exactly what Harper has gone through. My heart goes out to you!! One of the first things our holistic vet did was take Harper off dry kibble. He was on Science Diet z/d. He was pooping water and severely underweight. Our ultimate goal is all human foods, but need to heal the gut first. She has him on Science Diet i/d low fat with pumpkin added in and prescribed Great Saus Coptis (chinese herb) along with meds to reduce acid and meds to help heal the erosion from the acid. We are now adding in cooked chicken and rice. Next will be some veggies, it a longgg process lol. I feel like is there is soooo much I could explain to you. Feel free to private message me. If you want to do some research, our vet practices Tradional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and also integrative med. Very interesting. It's all about treating the problem not just the GI symptoms. Any way I can help please please let me know!
10-03-2019 07:04 AM
ahostet Hi,

My 6 year old vizsla has suffered with GI issues for a year now. Last fall, out of nowhere, he developed diarrhea had a acute pancreatitis. He recovered from the pancreatitis but small bowel diarrhea continued for a long time...he was put on Royal Canine diet low fat food, but that didn't help, we switched to Z/D Hill's and he did ok on that and gained weight but several months later got pancreatitis again. At that point I switched him to homemade food (chicken, potato, green beans) using the vet nutritionist company balanceit. He improved again but still has mild small bowel diarrhea and he is losing weight. He is on Tylan, B12 injection, probiotic. My vet thinks he is not absorbing his food well and he may have IBS. My vet just referred me to an internal medicine specialist who I see on Monday. Can you tell me what your holistic vet recommended, I would like to consult with a holistic vet as well. I am in Georgia. On another note when we switched to homemade food, his alkphos (liver enzyme) which had always been slightly elevated and then was five times above the normal limit returned to normal. It has been a very rough year for my boy and I am so glad to have found this forum. I am hopeful we will get to the bottom of his GI problems and turn this around for good!
10-01-2019 10:47 PM
Harper Just want to add, I drive almost 2hrs one way to see the holistic vet but it's totally worth it!
10-01-2019 10:46 PM
Harper Hello!! We are currently working on the same issue with our vizsla. Our vet had put him on Tylan and B12 injections and Science Diet z/d. The kibble really upset his symptoms to the point where he was pooping water. I had tried to "doctor'" this issue on my own and had his symptoms subside but he still couldn't gain weight. Now we are seeing an integrative holistic vet and he has improved sooooo much. Best advice I can give is find a holistic vet. Seriously has been a game changer for my boy. I feel for you so much because it's heartbreaking to watch them suffer. Please let me know if you have any questions! This forum has also been a huge help and resource for us.
08-29-2019 12:04 PM
texasred I don't have any personal experience with IBD in dogs. Most owners wind up taking their dog to a internist, to get any improvement.
08-29-2019 10:20 AM
Greta Sorry no experience with this.

Wishing you the best of luck getting this resolved.
08-29-2019 04:08 AM
Heidi,MS/AL Am I reading this right: You're giving the Dog steroids for IB?
08-23-2019 04:53 PM
Lyndseydenning
IBD in Vizslas

Hello, Iím reaching out to anyone with experience managing IBD in their vizsla. I have a 9 year old bitch who is undergoing steroid treatment currently, but we are struggling to get her to respond to these meds. Anyone out there got any experience of this? Any help greatly appreciated.

Worse case scenario this is lymphoma. Absolutely devastated by this prospect.

Lyndsey

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