Acidopholus Bifidus for Flatulence: One of my shelter kitties had nasty flatulence when I brought him home I'm thinking due to his being a stray and eating whatever he possibly could out of desperation whether it was rotten or not so I gave him one quarter to half a teaspoon of AB powder daily disguised in his wet cat food for about a month and the flatulence as well as his diahorhea subsided I guess once he got a build up of good bacteria in his little gut. Perhaps you could use this if your cat won't eat yoghurt.
Many years ago our mid sized terrier mutt (approx. 30 lbs) had terrible gas. I put food grade diatomateous earth in his food (can't remember how much but got the info on a diatomateous web site) It worked almost immediately and I didn't need to continue it for long. It is totally safe to ingest but look up the amounts on sites for the benefits of diatomateous earth for pets. It also has many benefits for humans.
YEA. I began pouring about 1/4 cup of homemade kefir over my 70lb Boxer's food recently and noticed that he has almost completely stopped passing gas, despite eating just as much as ever. Prior to the kefir he used to pass gas so bad it could choke a horse. We are very happy.
>>Nux Vomica (otherwise known as Poison Nut)
Er... it's also known as strychnine! A deadly poison! I think you should mention this.
I have two white boxers who both have sensitive stomachs who frequently got indigestion and gas. I started using plain yogurt and slippery elm. I open up a capsule and pour in the powder into their food and now they have no more gas or upset stomach. It works great.
(Sc Mtns, Ca)
Regarding the Feeding your dog yogurt story -- I have also done this with my cats and they like the stuff and they seem to get better after a few days of feeding them this. I go to the health food store and get them organic yogurt.
My dog was having stomach problems; gas, weight loss, eating grass and vomiting. After about a week, we had blood tests and a complete exam with the vet, who could not say what was wrong. No parasites or worms, no organ problems. At wit's end, I thought about probiotics and yogurt helping people's stomachs. I checked, and yogurt is safe to feed dogs. My dog eats at least 4 tablespoons of yogurt per day and has not had any more problems; even his weight is back to normal. It is his favorite "treat" and my other dogs get it every day too!
I need to ask Amy if she had exploritory surgery on her dog to rule out cancer or an obstruction. My dog is still throwing up about every 3 days and has bouts of watery diarrhea. We wet to the vet for a yogurt based medicine plus Gas-Ex and anti-diarrhea meds but no luck yet. Our dog has lost 6 pounds and we are worried sick. He has been on medication for 10 days. How long did it take for your dog to turn around? Please write back soon. Anybody who has any answers. We are looking into the surgery. Thank you.