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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. I am sorry to hear that she is having these diarrhea problems. I know it must be frustrating. There are a couple things you haven't mentioned that I would try. I would see if your vet can get him on Endosorb and start on a probiotic (Fortiflora would be ideal). I know you can get Fortiflora online, but I am not sure about Endosorb. I want to say that you can only get it through a veterinarian. It will help to absorb the bacterial toxins in the GI tract to support a healthier environment. The Fortiflora will help to establish beneficial bacteria into the GI tract. They may be able to help reset her system. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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You are very welcome. I hope it works as well. I know how chronic diarrhea can get old very quickly. I forgot to ask if you got her back on the raw rabbit and venison diet yet? Also, it may be a good idea for your vet to run a GI panel if they have not already. It will measure cobalamin levels, folate levels and for pancreatic insufficiency. She may need to be on pancreatic enzyme or cobalamin supplementation. It may also be helpful for your vet to refer her for upper and lower GI endoscopy. I would use the medications together. If resolving, I would back taper down either the Tylan or kaopectate one at a time to see if necessary. Let me know if you have further concerns.
Hello. I was just following up to see how your Frenchie is doing and to see if you have any further questions.
Yeah!!! I would at least keep her on it for 2-3 weeks, then try to gradually take her off of it and see how she does. It shouldn't make any difference between the liquid or pill. Anything is possible. If you switch, see if you can get the smallest quantity as possible in case she does get diarrhea when you switch. Let me know if you have further concerns.