After one year of almost continual treatment my dog was diagnosed with IBD (Dog chrones type illness)
I am trying to reduce the steroid from 5mg X 2. He has gained 1.5 kg in two months. He has has all the antibiotics available. The last dose of metronisodal six weeks. He still takes a quarter of a tab of rantindin with each meal.
I reduced to 2.5 prednisonol X 2 for last week + the diareah started again last night.
How can he live like this, he is 18 months old. He is squeezing through his little door to the garden, I cant watch it. I mean I am getting a bigger door but what will the long term health/weight problems be?
He does really well when on an antibiotic, last time for six weeks. I have contacted my vet, I have spent 2000 Euros in the last year which is 1/12th of my anual salary. He is under the veterinary hospital at this stage. He cant be the first dog with this I just want an answer. Please any advice greatly appreciated.
Has your dog been placed on a totally non-allergic diet? In not please try one. Tylan powder is effective for IBD if it is available in your country and is worth a try. You can also try a hypoallergenic probiotic formula, and Psyllium husk powder.
There are several Chinese herbal formula's that are very effective for IBD and include:
1. a. Great Saussurea Coptis (Da Xiang Lian Wan) acute phase for 1 month only than switch to:
b. Xiang Lian San
2. Shen Ling Bai Zhu (For Chronic diarrhea in weaker patients, for long term use.
3. Red Back Door (Zhi Li Tang) Another acute phase formula
Try #1 combination first of: Da Xiang Lian Wan for one month than switch to Xiang Lian San for long term. If these are ineffective you can try the others. All are available online.
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