It's been a few weeks since Gibson's last health scare. I'd love to say that things have been fabulous since then, but last week the little fella scared me a bit again. Things had totally cleared up, solid poops, healthy doggie, and then.. squishy poops and blood. Yes, more blood. But nothing else was wrong. It wasn't diarrhea, and he was eating his food normally, not eating grass, not puking.. just squishy poop w/some blood... which freaked me out.
I racked my brain for anything that Gibson could have eaten or has been eating over the summer that could trigger this. Since the last incident, I have been super diligent about not giving him as many treats or people food and not letting him graze in the grass outside at all. He's been kitty poop-free for almost a month! lol. But it was happening again. Something was wrong and I had to do something about it. I decided to give enzymes a try.
During his first sickness of the summer, my mom recommended that I try giving him enzyme supplements. Nzymes to be exact. A neighbor dog down the street from her has had life long horrible allergies and no medications or changes in food helped him. They then tried Nzymes and he has been a completely new dog. It makes sense. This stuff helps dogs digest their food properly and absorb nutrients that they need and it is especially helpful for pancreas problems. I was sold. But I wanted it right away, so I looked on Amazon for a brand that I could buy using my Prime membership so I could get 1 day shipping :) I chose Solid Gold D-Zyme Digestive Enzyme Powder.
Solid Gold is a brand I already know, so I felt good about buying from them. And so far, so good. Gibson's poop is back to normal. I'm hoping it will help him w/his allergies (which he always gets in august) too. I just have to sprinkle 1/8 of a teaspoon on each of his meals (1/2 cup of food).. and it smells kind of like blueberry yogurt, which is fun :)
So that's that. I'll update you w/how he's doing on it soon :) Anyone else give their dogs enzyme supplements?
18 hours ago