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Unfortunately for Andy they're out of the equation. He's still having some GI trouble that's been reoccurring with maybe one day of normal stools mixed in there.

Andy's taking so many pills right now between 6 onco prescribed liver supplements, steroid, his chemo, Tramadol, and now Metronidazole (for diarrhea) too I don't know if it's food or the pills. We haven't changed his diet and he had a good checkup. I started giving him some of his pills in canned pumpkin balls, which he likes. Hopefully, that'll help firm him up.
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Unfortunately, they're out of the equation. He's still having some GI trouble with a loose back end He's taking so many pills right now between 6 supplements, steroid, Tramadol, and now Metronidazole (for diarrhea) too I don't know if it's food or the pills. We haven't changed his diet.
You know, that is always a big mystery when you have so many supplements and medications. We continually battle this with Toby. My guess is if he's getting dog food, and only dog food, that one of the supplements is causing it, or perhaps some of the combination is so irritating to his tummy that diarrhea and colitis is the result. I feel your pain on this one- been there, done that. ugh.
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Thanks for the well wishes I've told him a lot of people are rooting for him, and passed along pets and hugs.

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You know, that is always a big mystery when you have so many supplements and medications. We continually battle this with Toby. My guess is if he's getting dog food, and only dog food, that one of the supplements is causing it, or perhaps some of the combination is so irritating to his tummy that diarrhea and colitis is the result. I feel your pain on this one- been there, done that. ugh.
Mysteries ... ya, it's hard to know. He has loose stools, not quite diarrhea, and drinks loads of water. At least he isn't getting dehydrated. If past experience is any guide this will clear up in a few more days. We've only added one new bunch of 4 liver supplements per day as of last Thursday. Maybe his GI tract doesn't like that. Things were improving well in the "solid" department after a lengthy stretch of looseness. His little GI tract is very sensitive. When things get loose it's been taking quite awhile.

I'm switching back to rice and chicken (and a little pumpkin) again for the next couple of days.

He's a little bummed about it. Someone sent him a McDonald's gift certificate a few weeks ago now so he could enjoy some Chicken McNuggets. I bought him couple small orders back then, but then the tummy troubles started. He has never had a problem with them before. More mysteries. When he's back to normal I hope to finish his McNugget video (there's a theme to it).
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I would also suspect the new liver drug, if that is the only new thing added. I hope his tummy gets used to it soon.
Wishing Andy all the best and that he will be able to use that McDonald's gift certificate soon.
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Hope Andy feels better soon-that's a bummer!!
I suspect it's all the pills.
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All the talk of doritos, cheetos and more have me in giggling fits and I'm not taking anything

Andy, a few more days of rest and then you'll be back to your old routine.
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Andy, Toby here, fellow sensitive GI boy....OK, here's the scoop. You have a lot of stuff going into your tummy and something is getting it off a bit. Hang loose, don't ask Dad to give you unapproved treats, follow the plan and in a week or so you'll be good to go and be able to go enjoy that special gift certificate! You are a brave boy and you have my utmost admiration and respect. Tail wags and bottom sniffs, your buddy Tobynator!
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Ya, the additional liver supplement is the only new thing, and that began last Thursday. Andy's loose stools have been happening off and on for about 3 weeks. Sometimes firm. Sometimes like soft serve. Weird.

We're going to keep him on chicken or turkey and rice for a couple days and see what happens.

I'm gonna post a video in a few. Jane showed up with a roasted turkey. Miracles happen!
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Small Injuries Can Have BIG Benefits

My wife, Jane, came home with a roasted turkey. Andy gets the special treatment.

We learned our lesson: Shut door behind food to keep Andy from boogieing after it until his paw heals, 'cause he's such a chow hound food obsessed boy

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Tell Jane she did a wonderful job in the video and I lover her sweater with the dog bones on it-looks like my kind of apparel!!

Hope Andy and Katie don't get sick from the Turkey-it will probably make them sleepy too, because of the Tryptophan!!
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