Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oak Hills CA, High Desert
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I'm no expert, but Christy had that problem for a year and a half, ever since I got her. The vet suggested I try a tying-up diet. I have done that, and the "gas" and liquid to semi-solid poo is GONE! Christy is on a low sugar, low carb diet. Which is no grain of any kind. She gets bermuda grass, and Purina Ultium along with 1/2 cup BOSS (Black Oil Sunflower Seeds,) and 1 cup rice bran. The boss and rice bran are for sand clear control. Our sand does not mix with sand clear (Psyllium) instead it forms a green glue. I have been told that this happens with the sand from my area, from Palm Springs Calif. and Australia. The rice bran and BOSS are high in Omega fatty acids which bond with the sand and send it throught.
Christy has had normal poo, and normal gas, since I started this diet almost 3 months ago. Absolutely no colic, which she used to have, although most of the time she didn't show symptoms of colic.
Christy is a Paint, mostly QH. Paints and QH's as well as other breeds are very susceptable to tying-up, and sometimes they don't show the average signs of muscle tremors, instead they get colitits.
Don't know if this would help, but you might want to give it a try. :)