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    Glad to hear she's on the mend

    One of my Pei had a similar thing when she was in what to her was a stressfull situation which induced a stress colitis.

    My Newfies fortunately are bomb proof as the volume of diarrhoea they'd produce doesn't bear thinking about LoL
    Newfies: Sophie, Barney Shar Pei: Maddie, Mischa, Ebony, Jacob, George SWF: Jasper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peipod View Post
    Glad to hear she's on the mend

    One of my Pei had a similar thing when she was in what to her was a stressfull situation which induced a stress colitis.

    My Newfies fortunately are bomb proof as the volume of diarrhoea they'd produce doesn't bear thinking about LoL
    One of my Shepherd's had it until he was about 8-9 months. After that his system kicked in and he never had another problem with it., so we were lucky there.
    It's early days Peipod, so hopefully we can get her over this bout and do all we can to strengthen her digestive system for the future.

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    Glad to hear Inca is a little better.

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    Glad to hear Inca starting to feel better

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    Thanks all.

    Inca seems a little bit better again today. Her feaces are perfect, not too hard nor too soft, and at least that shows me that everything is able to come out the other end!

    She has eaten a fair portion of her breakfast, so that should help her too.

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    Yay Inca! I'm so glad she's getting better DA. What does IBS usually mean for dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Yay Inca! I'm so glad she's getting better DA. What does IBS usually mean for dogs?
    Not sure what you're asking, Angela.
    Can you elaborate?

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    Sorry DA, I wasn't very clear was I

    Are there special things you have to do or avoid with dogs that have IBS? Do they have special dietary needs? What affect does it have on their digestive system?

    Things like that

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    I'm so glad to hear Inca is doing better. Is there some recent pics around the forum I can see? She must be getting to be a decent size by now hehe.

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    IBS is very different to IBD, which gets many ppl confused.

    IBS is often thought to be brought on by stress-related issues (thought, not proven iMO) but also can be brought on by other things.

    Antispasmodic drugs help, which Inca is having. They work a treat actually to halt and relieve the 'spasms' that cause pain and floating etc. She'd down to a low dose now though because she doesn't appear to be suffering from the spasms much at all now.

    IBS can be a one-off, or it can happen continually. Soemtimes a dog can get over it easily, but other times infection sets in so therefore antibiotics are needed.
    Diets high in fibre are usually recommended, so yep, dietary changes may need to be made for a short period, or permanently, depending on the dog and severity etc.

    Did that help? If not, ask away again. Lol.

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