Table of Contents
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Bentonite Clay
- Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
- Chicken and Rice
- Jasmine Rice, Lean Hamburger Meat
- Pasta and Salmon
- Pumpkin or Sweet Potato
- Pumpkin, White Rice
- Remedies Needed
- Rice, Cayenne, Pumpkin, Yogurt
- Squash and Garlic
- White Rice
01/27/2012: Lynn from Orangeville, Ontario Canada: "I have purchased all the ingredients to help my german shepherd overcome her continual loose poop. I am cooking boneless chicken breast, a can of pure pumpkin mash and white rice. It is simmering as I write this. I have spoken to many people who..."
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10/11/2011: Irish from Aloha, Or, Usa: "I recently (last week) moved with my cat across town. The home we moved to has two 4 year old cats (brother and sister). All are indoor only. My cat has been solo for his entire life and is not plesent to even other humans.
At our new home he has his own room with all that he needs to be comfortable. He was so stressed out for the first few days he hid in the closet and would not even respond to me. He has since come out of the closet but remains very stressed. I purchased a pheremone collar that was supposed to calm him down, especially when the other cats came to the door. I didn't mention that I put a mesh screen door in place of the bedroom door so the cats could see each other but still be seperated for the transition time.
Just over a week later ( to date ) My cat now has full blown diarrhea and is not able to keep any of his food down. He has moments of affection with me and stays calm most of the time but I am getting concerned about the diarrhea and vomiting at this point. I removed the collar 2 days ago in case he was having an allergic reaction.
I need suggestions on whether this is collar or stress related and if there is any natural remedy I can use to help him stay calm and be more comfortable.
He has never had a single health problem before this move.
10/21/2011: Diane from San Francisco, California replies: "Irish, if I were you I would take my poor kitty to a holistic vet. They can give your kitty accupuncture and herbs. I would get some plug in Feliway's and there is a Rescue Remedy by Bach Flowers for Pets."
10/01/2011: Rick from Hooksett, Nh: "MY BORDER COLLIE IS 12 YRS OLD. HIND LEGS HURTS. VET GAVE HER 100 MG OF RIMADYL. SEEMS TO WORK. BUT NOW HAS DIARRHEA. BEEN GIVING HER BOILED WHITE RICE AND BOIL HAMBURGER. IT'S BEEN 4 DAYS. CALLED VET THEY SAY GIVE HER THE BOILED RICE AND HAMBURG. ANY OTHER IDEA WOULD BE HELPFUL. THANK YOU."Replies
10/01/2011: Sami from Irvine, Ca, Usa replies: "Rimadyl can cause severe diarrhea. Ask the vet for anabolic steroid. Vet prescribed my shepherd when she was 9 years old. Lived a healthy 17 years. Corticosteroids cause diarrhea. Try glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. Amazing for joint health. I would also suggesrva homeopathic remedy from a health store or alternative vet. Corticosteroids have serious side effects. I would say no to those such as rimadyl. Take good care.
My shepherd was prescribed Winstrol. She was strong and without pain, living a full life until 17, unheard of in dogs that size."
10/02/2011: Diamond from Salisbury, Usa replies: "I would stay away from vets. And don't allow experiments with the drugs such as rimadyl, all bad experiments. Bad news. Continue with the rice which absorbs poison/impurities and hamburg; next meal cut up small pieces chicken also use organic chicken broth when cooking rice. Good luck & god bless"
02/05/2012: Socks' Mom from Cedar Hill, Missouri (usa) replies: "If there is even a remote chance that the problem is worms, give your dog a small amount of Diatomaceous Earth (DE). I read about it on EarthClinic and gave it to my Yorkie puppy right after I got her -- and before I took her to a Holistic Vet for the first time to get her puppy shots. (Because she was so very small, I just gave her a little more than a pinch of it mixed in with about a tablespoon of chicken baby food (the kind in the glass jars. ) DE (also known as 'dirt' among it's fans) works NATURALLY to kill worms in the digestive tract. Anyway, I told the Vet her stool sample would be clear (i. E. 'negative' for worms) because I'd already 'treated' her for it myself. She looked at me with an expression on her face like 'yeah, right'. I got the last laugh. Her fecal exam came back 'Negative'. Yes!
Now, I just give it to her occasionally to address any of the 'nasties' she might acquire from something she's eaten/ingested.
I purchased the Diatomaceous Earth at a health food store near me at a cost of about $5 for a one pound (lb. ) bag. You can also find it on the Internet, and, possibly, a feed store, because I understand organic dairy farmers give it to their cows.
[Note: My husband and I take it, too. About a teaspoon dissolved in 8 ozs. Of water. ] And no, I don't sell it or profit from it's sale in any way. Just wanting to help others who want to keep their pets, or themselves, worm-free. The only caution is that it's very, very fine and you don't want to inhale it, or allow your pets to inhale it. Just mix it in with moist, canned food, or water. "
09/06/2011: Superman from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: "I have a 3 1/2 month St. Bernard, she currently weighs 41lbs. My concern is that she has diarrhea quite a lot. Approximately 90% of her stools are soft enough to consider diarrhea. She also had ringworm, which I am treating her for, and thought perhaps it is the medication that is causing this, to "flush her out ". Does anyone know how long this typically lasts?. On the medication, it says it should NOT cause diarrhea... I am currently feeding her Blue Buffalo dry food. I have also tried the RAW diet, but nothing seems to work. Currently I am giving her just rice, and boiled chicken / beef. I also tried pumpkin, with no benefit... Any help would be appreciated...."Replies
09/06/2011: Leenott from St Albert, Ab Canada replies: "I don't know if this is something going around as 3 dogs in this household in Alberta have had diarhea in the last month.
I use Slippery Elm bark powder and this seems to clear it up pretty well. It is NOT toxic and the more I read about drugs fed to dogs, they are anything but safe. At this time, I would not give ANY drugs of any kind. Antibiotics destroy the immune system as do steroids, and from I've seen half the time the side effects are as bad if not worse than the condition they treat. GO NATURAL if you can!
Slippery Elm is great stuff for humans too!"
01/27/2012: Lynn from Orangeville, Ontario Canada replies: "I have purchased all the ingredients to help my german shepherd overcome her continual loose poop. I am cooking boneless chicken breast, a can of pure pumpkin mash and white rice. It is simmering as I write this. I have spoken to many people who have also said a bit of pumpkin should help. I am wondering if she is allergic to something in dog kibble, like wheat or soy or gluten. I'll let you know if her runny poops don't stop. She has been to the vet, no parasites or bacteria was present in her poop sample. I have also taken her off any rawhide chews which she is really pissed off about as she is addicted to them. I bought a deer antler for her to chew, she is not really interested in it at all as well as a nylabone, again not interested in it. I do give her the odd big huge raw beefbone from the butcher, now, that she really loves. If I don't give her something to chew on then she goes outside and finds stuff, like wood or poop or solar lights etc.. If the beef bone is the culprit then I give up, and will have to live with the runny poops."
12/27/2010: Tucson_arizona from Tucson, Arizona, U.s.a.: "I adopted a dog from the local pound a week ago today. He has had diarrhea ever since then, it kinda seemed like it was going to stop a couple of times, but has not. The dog is 2 years old. Heeler/german shepard mix. I took him to the vet the day after I got him, and the vet said he had a upper respiratory infection from kennel cough, which I believe he is now over, as he has no signs of it, and only had minimal signs to begin with. The vet put him on Doxycycline 100mg two times a day, then after the diarrhea did not go away within 24 hours, also added Metronidazole 250mg 1/2 tab daily. I have been feeding him white rice, with organic dog food mixed in (about 3 tablespoons)-otherwise he won't eat the rice, I add 2 caplets of Garlic to the rice water when it is cooking, 2 tablespoons of libby's 100% canned pumpkin, and 2 tablespoons of organic yogurt with 4 kinds of probiotics. I have stayed consistent with this for the week, before I started adding the garlic, I added Cayenne to the rice twice in the same method(in the rice water while cooking, and that did nothing), so I switched to the garlic.
My question is, after a week of this, and no significant improvement, I obviously need to do something different, but what? He was underweight when I got him, and looks like he has put on some weight in the last week, but the diarrhea needs to stop! I checked his poop and I do not see any worms. Can I please get some help! ? Thank you."Replies
04/08/2011: Maryannw from Brick, Nj replies: "Hi,
I just wondered if you ever found a remedy that worked for your poor dog and his diarreha? I have tried everything too for my dog for the same issue and she has been on the same meds from the vet, (and dewormed 3x) & nothing works!! I have tried cayenne pepper, yogurt, probiotics, pumpkin, and now trying clay in her food - she lost alot of weight too. Vet thinks SIBO- but that is just a catch all for this issue, I think."
04/12/2011: Maryannw from Brick, Nj / Usa replies: "I started giving my dog edible clay, colloidal silver, slippery elm and L-glutamine for the past 4 days and WALA!! Her stool is totally back to normal!! After 4 months of worthless (and harmful) antibiotic treatment from the vet (and $600 later), she seems better after giving her these natural remedies! I just started adding virgin coconut oil yesterday. Hopefully these excellent results are long term...."
08/10/2011: Tosha from Colorado Springs, Co replies: "What type of all natural food are you feeding? (make sure it doesn't have WHOLE corn) Some dogs can't handle certain all natural foods cuz they are so rich. I know many dogs with issues on certain all natural foods can switch to Nutro (another all natural) and many are ok. Also check if there is wheat and other possible allergens that maybe causing this."
Rice, Cayenne, Pumpkin, Yogurt
[YEA] 02/16/2009: Jackie from Rocky Mount, NC: "I have a German Shepherd puppy 4 months old and she developed severe diarrhea and I found this site and put her on one probiotic yogurt in the mornings and a combo of rice/cayenne/pumpkin three times a day and by the second day she was better and on the third she was cured! Thank you sooooo much for this site and for all the members who wrote about their experiences!
Since the third day I have added a little protein to her combos and she is doing fine!"
[YEA] 07/02/2011: Camille from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "I have a Golden Retriever who has IBD (inflamotoy bowel desease ) . When he gets his flare ups with Dirreah I give him Pumpkin & rice mixed in his food along with some frozen yogurt cubes for a treat. They all work wonders for him. My vet told me Pumpkin can be given to him daily. Although IBD cannot be cured, the ingredients above keep it all under control. Who would have ever thought Pumpkin would be so helpful for him."
11/08/2011: Kj from Scottsdale, Az replies: "Pumpkin is awesome and veterinarian recommended.... However the dose is specific to the dog's size. 1 tablespoon probably too much for a daily dose. Reason is pumpkin contains many vitamins and minerals some of which can be dangerous in high doses.
Pumpkin also may not be good for pets with certain underlying medical conditions.... diabetes for example.
Be very careful and ask your vet please."
Squash and Garlic
[YEA] 06/24/2009: Bonnie from Lynn, MA: "Hi,
I have three kittens between three and four months old with an ongoing problem of diarhea. They still had good appetites...four meals a day...and behaved normally, so instead of taking them immediatelly to the vet.... I thought I'd try one of these remedies. I used two teaspoons of squash (the store didn't have pumpkin) and three thin slices of garlic (minced)....(I wasn't sure how much I should give them so thus the small amount) .... mixed in one can of cat food for three days (four meals a day) and they all have normal to soft ...formed ...bms! I gave them garlic with the squash since I wasn't sure what was causing the diarhea and figured the garlic would take care of parasites/worms if that was the problem. I'm not sure how long I should do this so I'm going to give it a couple more days and see if it is truly gone. I'll let you know. Thanks for your website.
P.S. I have given them cooked chicken and organic rice baby cereal and that didn't work. I'd love to be able to give them meat on a daily basis but I have many cats (all rescues) and just can't afford to do it. I'm not keeping these kittens, but want them to go to their new homes healthy. Thank you again"
07/25/2009: Hayley from Pahoa, HI replies: "Fresh Garlic can be harmful to cats and kittens."
04/03/2010: Bob from Belleville, Nj replies: "Garlic works for people but can be toxic to cats."
[YEA] 09/21/2006: Vince F from Philadelphia, PA: "Tripe is Cow Stomach. People swear by Green, Uncleaned tripe, with the grass, enzymes, and bacteria still in it. Now they sell it in cans, but I wonder if the heat of caning destroys the enzymes and kills the bacteria.
The cleaned tripe put weight on Diablow Real fast. The thing about normal and Hi Pro was kibble, that he couldn't handle the High Pro. The thing about probiotics that I have heard, is that they take so long to help people, and some Stay on them. I tell them to try some tripe. Cleaned of course. Lots of ethnic groups eat it. I tried it raw like I gave it to the hounds. I always gave them orgam meats as a treat, once in a while. I think yogurt for the good bacteria, tripe for digestive enzymes, and cayenne to kill and bad bacteria might cure some of the people.
I frequent Dr Stoll's Md BB, and he claims that most of his cures will take months to years to cure things. I like fast things. He sayd Nothing works That fast, but they have. I used to get stabbing pains in my ears, jaw, and eyes when I ate something I became sensitive to and rice was about the Only thing that I wasn't. The pains would last days till the food passed out of my system, then one day, tired of rice, I figured oatmeal should be OK. I was dealing with the pains, and in 15Min !!! The pains were Gone, and Never returned... I think Java and Shena were as happy as I was that day. My Only escape was Sleep. Not that I didn't sleep enough back then, every few hrs, but at least I wasn't trying to escape the pains."Replies
10/27/2010: Kevin from Beloit, Wi replies: "Cow tummy, Tripe, contains the bacteria(S) that make 1)Buttermilk, 2) yogurt, & 3) Sour Cream, all of which tend to be "cleansing" on the digestive tract. So I wonder if a bit of buttermilk might do the same thing ?
I do know that rice cooked in chicken broth ( for flavor) and PURE pumpkin helps with my Lab's runny stool, when that occurs. Thanks EVERYONE for all the input, I find it greatly helpful."
11/18/2010: Livia from The Woodlands, Tx replies: "I can't tell you if it works or not on diarrhea, but old fashioned buttermilk is a classic remedy for digestive problems used by old-time doctors. And it has an added bonus! You can make some delicious creme fraiche with the leftover buttermilk and some heavy cream - mix together and leave on the counter overnight. Then chill for several hours before using. Creme fraiche is like sour cream, but doesn't separate when you cook with it - which is why the French love to cook with it! YUMMY! Plus you have more probiotics. Unfortunately, the big, well known company that sells premium dairy products like Creme Fraiche and Quark, etc, always pasteurizes their products - no probiotics, no ability to culture more batches. So make sure that the buttermilk you use has ACTIVE cultures, and you are all set for a healing and culinary adventure."
09/18/2011: Dtm354 from Hoboken, Usa replies: "My dog has had diarrhea on and off for 3 months. I've been to the vet twice (both over $500 visits), with no resolution other than keep him on a bland diet of chicken and rice with anti-diarrhea medicine. When his diarrhea acted up again, after reading all of the wonderful comments about how pumpkin can help, I decided to give it a try versus incurring another $500 vet bill with again, no resolution. After giving my dog 1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day with his meals (science diet dog food for sensitive stomachs and a little rice) for one day his diarrhea was gone, and he was back to his happy, playful self. Thank you for the comments, and hopefully this will help someone else as well!"
[YEA] 09/19/2006: Vince F from Philadelphia, PA: "I got in a hound that had severe digestive problems. Since I was low on food for my other dog I went to stock up on Tripe. They only had the high protein version so I picked it up. He could eat the normal version, but not the hi pro. I tried giving him some scrambles eggs, and I don't think it hit his stomach before it came back up. His breeder said she had gotten him back with bloody diarreha, and I thought she had cured whatever his problems were. I offered him yogurt but he turned up his nose. I stuck it on his nose and after licking it off, he wanted more. That helped a lot of his food sensitivities but I came to find out, he had other problems, that took me years to solve. They were minor so I wasn't that worried, and he acted as healthy as could be physically. He was Very lean for an Afghan Hound which is a Very lean breed. What bothered me was that I could feel the tendons in his lower back, just like I could in the 14yr old who had just passed a few mo before. I couldn't question his strength, agility, and, but being able to feel those tendons in a 2 yr old bothered me.
I had heard about feeding Green Tripe which is uncleaned cows stomach, and all the claims, but at the time you had to try to get a Whole stomach from a slaughterhouse that could be 50'bs, and they say stinks Bad, and has digestive enzymes and bacteria in it. Since my guy was not that long from not being able to tolerate hardly anything, I wasn't going to go through all that and find out he couldn't handle it, but I wanted to see if the enzymes would help his digestion, and help him bulk up.
They sell Cleaned tripe in food stores so I picked some up. If he could handle that I was going to go for the green. I gave him a handful of bite sized pieces, and he scarfed them up, and didn't have a problem, and I Still can't believe it, but in a matter of Days, he had bulked up, and had the amount of muscle I like to feel in their lower back. Maybe it was a bit longer than a few days because I was in very bad shape from an injury, and had to sleep often, but it didn't take long, and I only gave him the one handful, and he never had a weight problem for the rest of his life. I think he was lacking the enzymes maybe to digest or absorb carbs, since that's all cows eat. The dog people who swear by tripe.
Also swear that the cleaned trip is devoid of Everything, and told me it couldn't have helped him. I DO Disagree, but then they never tried it, and maybe the grass bacteria and stomach acid is what helps their dogs, but mine was helped with the cleaned one. I know people who take probiotics and wonder why they have to Keep taking them, and they aren't cheap. Some take 12 caps/day. I always look for fast complete cures, and have found a few for myself and my pets. If the thing has to be taken reguraly, it hasn't cured the problem. People claim that nothing works as fast as I claim, but they have with me. I would forget to take something that didn't work pretty fast, since I have memory problems from an injury.
For the rest of the story with the food sensitive hound. He had minor upsets for years, but with 2 dogs and feeding one all kinds of stuff, I always thought it was the other one. Not until he had diarrhea for 5 days and nothing was helping, did I try my cure all, Cayenne Pepper, and cured him overnite. I think he had been harboring some bad bacteria that took over, and what would make his stools soft once in a while, and him bring up bile. I'll know what to do the next time I see That problem, since I had another with the same thing, before him. What the cayenne did was make the hound normal and confident, by curing his problem, and he Was a challenge to try to desitize, and I consider myself an expert, but the usual cures only worked on the item that spooked him. The next day he would find another, and the Strangest things. He probably didn't feel good, and was always wary, of Everything. It was great to give him a few years where he was bold and confident all the time. He was fine in the house, but not outside."
[YEA] 12/18/2009: Mike from Ft Myers, Fla: "the very best thing that we have found is just plain white rice, our 9 year old mixed lab eats only dry dogfood all his life but sometimes gets a treat from the table. we have learned over the years that some things just make him have diarrhea an when i see his stool is changing at one of his trips outside we fix some plain white rice. one of my customers told me about this years ago when my dog was really going all over the house and within hours he stopped and it has worked ever since."Replies
07/02/2011: Kelly from Franksville, Wi replies: "can anyone tell me how to stop vomiting in 5mo silver lab pup he eats everything and still poops and pees and is very playful."