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We have a 7 month old Lappie who has had a number of health problems, and is now suspected of having IBD. I'm wondering if there's anyone else out there who has a dog with IBD? It would be great to chat to others in the same situation and trade tips/advice.

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We have a 7 month old Lappie who has had a number of health problems, and is now suspected of having IBD. I'm wondering if there's anyone else out there who has a dog with IBD? It would be great to chat to others in the same situation and trade tips/advice.

Good morning,

<y dog has had IBD in the past but I have him successfully under control now and have not had a flare up in over a year.

I started with an elimination diet of chicken and rice, and gradually added a vegie every fortnight or so. He did well on this. I have also used Royal Canin sensitivity control.

These days he has a ciuple of chicken necks every day and black hawk holistic which agrees with him really well.

I think the key is to not change the diet at all and find what agrees with him and feed that only every day without varying it at all and changing things.

Good luck :)

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IBD is actually Inflammatory Bowel Disease and can only be correctly diagnosed by Endoscopy.

Irriatable Bowel Syndrome is Totally different.

I had a dog with medically diagnosed (by endoscopy) Inflammatory Bowel Disease by a Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist.

Different diets were tried- Hills Z/d, cooked turkey mince and potato, steamed rabbit and potato plus she was put on cortisone.

We even tried alternative Vet treatment but due to the severity of her Inflammatory Bowel Disease( and Vet error who, when giving her a GA caused a thiopentine skin slough which resulted in our girl getting ostemylitis) we had to give our girl her Wings as her IBD advanced so quickly that she was starting to suffer and lose quality of life.

The cause for her IBD - we believe it toi be one "Greenie" that the Vet gave to assist in the keeping of her teeth clean.

I myself have medically diagnosed IBD and it is a bugger to try and stop "flare-ups" as the slightest incorrect food can set it off.

I take Inner Health Plus Probiotics daily and Slippery Elm Bark Capsules and they do assist in keeping my IBD in check.

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Thanks for all the responses. Dwynwen, thanks for the link to the yahoo group. That's exactly the kind of thing I've been looking for. I'll check it out later today. I should say, at this point our puppy has suspected IBD, he hasn't been definitively diagnosed. He's on the Hills z-d diet, but also quite high doses of prednisolone with intermittent use of metronide. He's having a flare up at the moment after trying to reduce his dosage of pred. I see an alternative health practitioner for him as well, and he's also on a probiotic, slippery elm, flaxseed oil and bentonite clay. I've also used milk thistle. A lot of supplements don't seem to agree with him. I still feel like he could be on a better diet than the z-d. Would love to try him on rabbit but it's really expensive at the moment (I think it's the 'in' thing right now). Cavvysavvy, I'm going to investigate the Black Hawk Holistic you mentioned. Inspector Rex, I am in a similar situation to you, in that I have GI issues. Not IBD (although thought I did for awhile). It's been a strange experience having a pet with GI probs, but by the same token I feel like I have decent understanding of them. My husband often says that our puppy ended up in the right home!

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