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Hi all, new to the forum world. Currently have 2 boxers and the youngest has just turned 1 and have recently been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. We have been given Scourban which helped along with a plain diet of boiled chicken and rice.

Moving forward what food diets/dried food has worked for others out there?


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Did they do an upper and lower endoscopy? I think they use Enrofloxacin to get rid of the E.coli. If there is enteritis, and some eosinophilic cells, a novel protein diet was recommended with moderate protein. Later we had to add small doses of cortisone since it involved an auto-immune response.
 

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My almost 11 month old boxer doesn't have ulcerative colitis, but he does have 2 other types of colitis. I recently started to feed him PureVita Salmon & Peas Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food along with some pumpkin, coconut oil, honest kitchen perfect form supplement, digestive enzymes, probiotics, primal pet food raw goat milk, and 2 prescription medications. He takes a steroid (budesonide) and one antibiotic (metronidazole). I'm trying all these things because he was having constant diarrhea and loosing weight. I was feeding him raw but i found out the food was just sitting in his stomach when 12 hours after breakfast he threw up his breakfast and it looked completely undigested. I would pick a food with a meat he/she has never had. Like duck, fish, lamb, or turkey. Make sure there is only that type of meat because some might say beef but have chicken in them. Also be careful about what treats or scraps you give. Another tip is reducing stress. I let my dog chew on toys, play fetch and i don't make training stressful. I do a lot of short and sweet sessions throughout the day. I would also get an internal specialist. Maybe all these suggestions aren't for you but i hope some can help you get on the right track. If you have any questions id be happy to try and help. I've educated myself a lot on this topic and anything i can do to help others im happy to do.
 

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I haven't experienced this personally but I have heard you should look into foods rich in protein and fibre. You can buy or make the food at home, just consult with your vet first.
 

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Thank you for the replies.
We are currently on a blackhawk chicken grain free and adding boiled potatoes and peas to help the stool form. Our girl is a very nervous pooch and I'm not to sure if this is contributing to it or not. My parents have one of her sisters and they are experiencing the same colitis problem.
Once this chicken grain free bag is used, I might try the salmon or venison version. It's proving difficult here in Australia to find a grain free that doesn't have any chicken in it besides foods that are massively expensive.


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Our last Boxer had IBD, and secondary chronic pancreatitis. We couldn't really stabilize him before he was six years old. We tried all type of commercial and veterinary foods. We'd end up in the ER a couple times a year with pancreatitis. That cost over $2,500 for most visits to the ER. Finally, a vet nutritionist formulated a diet just for him. It was BalanceIt, fish, potato, and later fruits and vegetables. It was amazing how he finally stopped getting sick. Just a thought. Here's something by Rebecca Remillard about formulated diets.

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Hi all, new to the forum world. Currently have 2 boxers and the youngest has just turned 1 and have recently been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. We have been given Scourban which helped along with a plain diet of boiled chicken and rice.

Moving forward what food diets/dried food has worked for others out there?


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Maybe totally irrelevant and I may be speaking out of turn my dog does not have stomach issues but I have crohns. Stay away from fiber it's very tough to digest and if there's a flare or inflammation it can be extremely painful or cause a blockage.


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