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Mucus is an indicator of colitis. Cephalexin is an antibiotic, and antibiotics are the best medicine for a colitis flare up.

Well, if I were you I would ditch Science Diet, like, today. Do what the other poster suggested and feed a homemade bland diet and gradually introduce your new food. Boiled beef or boiled (skinless) chicken breast mixed with rice is usually easy to digest. (I always feel better about brown rice as it's more nutritious.) For filler, you can add boiled green beans or pumpkin. (Even pumpkin in a can is good.) Making food can be a PITA, so I suggest making it in big batches and serving cold. Most dogs won't complain. :-)

FWIW I am very impressed with Fromm. Search this forum and you'll see lots of people recommend it. I get it from petfooddirect.com and use their autoship feature to get 15% off. I like to buy the 4lb. bags of their grain-free varieties and feed a different one for each meal - all Fromm foods are interchangeable, so no digestive stress doing that. (I still haven't figured out the right autoship schedule, but it's super easy to postpone or expedite your shipment.)

I agree with Slap about ditching the Scince Diet and trying a bland homemade diet for awhile. I don't feed Fromm so not familiar with the ingredients, but I'd try slowing switching to something with limited ingredients so you can identify what he's sensitive to.

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I agree with ditching the Science Diet, now. Go to the bland diet of hamburger/rice for a few days...then I would try Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach as well. I am pleased with it so far for my 3.

I like Fromm in general, but for a sensitive dog, it has way too many ingredients for my taste. If you don't really have a clue what the dog is sensitive too, it could be a real pain figuring it out on such a busy list of ingredients.

My golden didn't do well on Fromm because he has chicken and potato intolerances--and Fromm is loaded with both. Not saying all dogs are, but the PP SSS is fish based and quite different from SD. Worth a shot, IMO.

Best of luck to you both.
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