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Old 05-01-2018, 06:13 AM
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Our new rescue was diagnosed with Rocky Mt Spotted fever and bordatella infections, and is on a high dose of doxy and enroflaxin. She is making improvements, but her tummy is taking a punch with it. She's had diarrhea, along with loose stools, and the rumbling can keep her and I up at night. Sometimes after she's had a movement, she'll strain for more with no luck, then rub her bottom on the ground. She'll eat some grass, no vomiting, but is clearly having some issues.

We have made our own dog food for years successfully. Its a boiled ground meat, carrots, oats/rice type of mix. Right now I am giving her a meal of 1/3 of that, 2/3 of just white rice, with some vitamins and supplemental support.She's getting some greek yogurt mixed in twice a day. Her daily feed routine now is breakfast and dinner, one small "meal" for her second dose of doxy, and a small "meal" before bed of rice and yogurt. I just started giving her FortaFlora, out of desperation, 1 1/2 packets a day. She's also getting slippery elm twice a day (i use it). She is drinking and not dehydrated.

Just wondering if anyone has used any other remedies successfully? She has 3 more weeks on the meds. Breaks my heart seeing her having poop problems and listening to her stomach grumble, while she walks around looking at me as if to say "help!" I'm in touch with my vet, and we may start metronidazole, but, I'd rather not if I can help her naturally. Especially when I see her strain to try to get more poop out without success.

She's not "suffering". She plays and is happy the majority of the day/night. But three more weeks, and with her stools and tummy upset, I wish I could do more for her. Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:12 PM
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Hi, I recently posted about a similar problem with Doxycycline. After prescription medicine didn't work one of the vets suggested fiber and probiotic. I see you already have elements of that. You might want to try an effective powdered probiotic. The one used to solve the stomach problems is by Tomlyn Note that if your dog is still on the antibiotic there is some risk that probiotics could diminish the effects. There's no clinical proof of this but some (people) doctors believe this may be the case. The problem we had with the Doxycycline was so severe we had to stop antibiotic treatment.
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