Dirt for GI Problems
Got the runs?
Apparently, they ran a clinical trial in dogs undergoing chemotherapy that developed diarrhea that was not improved by standard anti-diarrhea treatments and saw significant improvement. While it may not work as well for standard diarrhea, Diane swears by it for her cat that had probably had inflammatory bowel disease. She combines it with their probiotic agent, Rx Biotic. I am a big fan of Purina's Fortiflora ever since our dog had a gi bout this summer. Often dogs in wheelchairs are given antibiotics to deal with urinary tract infections, and this can really upset the normal bacteria in the gut.
The interesting thing about Rx Clay is that unlike other anti-diarrheal products, it absorbs toxins produced by bacteria but not water. With loose stool a lot of water is being lost, but you won't get further dehydrated with Rx Clay. e I definitely would think about having some in my bag next time I travel somewhere the water is suspect! However, we are NOT advocating giving your dog dirt in your backyard for diarrhea.
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