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last year her stools were normal and no incontinence. She started mid february with severe loose bowels movements. I had to take her to an emergency vet where they checked her for giardia which came back negative, gave her fluids and gave her flagyl . I also put her on a bland diet of chicken and rice. I then slowly returned her to her food (Iams) and then noticed that she was constipated and had liquid feces coming out of her behind. I took her to the vet and they checked her anal glands and secreted them and said that her relfexes were good. I then switched her food to a grain free diet which seem to help her at first then she started dropping loose feces out of her bowels and all around my house. Fecal sample came back negative. The vet diagnosed her with colitis and now she is on predisone (being weaned off) and put her on a prescription diet w/d which she is currently on. I then noticed that she was dropping feces which resemble Stool #1 in your link..which are sometimes dry and sometimes moist. There are times I think she knows she is dropping stools because she looks at her behind and their are times I think she doesn't know and she will dribble urine but not all the time.
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Could you recommend a brand of less fiber diet? Also, if I need to give her the metamucil in the near future how much is recommended for a 12lb dog?
Hi Dr. Z.
Gina is now off the prenisone and her bowels vary from being loose one time and then another time being more firm. Everyday I wake up to feces in her cage even though I take her out many times day/night.. She takes so long to go to the bathroom always looking like she is contispated. She did somewhat good today by not dropping feces until tonight she was laying on her bed and feces (not loose) just came out of her. Sometimes I think she is incontinent and there are times I think its laziness. Maybe it hurts her when she does go to the bathroom making it an unpleasant experience. I'm going to go and buy her one of the food that you suggested and see how that goes. Do you think its a good idea to give her a probiotic too? Any further advice you have I'm willing to try. Thanks!