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Chronic Diarrhea and or Vomiting

When this little girl, April, came to rescue she had frequent diarrhea and vomiting. Her foster mom tried a variety of different foods. Her tummy troubles continued when she was adopted by Kathy and her family. Kathy finally was able to find a combination of foods that work for little April.

However, sometimes it seems that no food changes work. Some vets will do a fecal transplant.

Forty years ago, when Clostridium difficile colitis, or “C. diff,” a bacterial infection resulting from antibiotic therapy, became an epidemic in American hospitals, nothing cured its debilitating, non-stop diarrhea. For most patients, as soon as an effective treatment was discontinued, symptoms returned. Finally, doctors tried a technique that had been successfully used decades earlier but which wasn’t formally adopted because the thought of it made people uncomfortable. When fecal matter from healthy donors was transferred to the colons of sick patients, more than 90 percent recovered. Their symptoms resolved within hours and never returned.

It works for dogs too.

Read more from this Whole Dog Journal article.
Fecal Transplants

February 4, 2018   No Comments