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Adopting a dog with IBD. What should I expect?

We are considering adoption of a dog who was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Seeking advice from people who have experience caring for a dog with IBD. I am concerned about: Scavenging. We live in a dense suburban neighborhood with no fenced area. Doggie gets walked 4 times a day. As hard as I try, he grabs mysterious food items off the ground. Sometimes I can pry the food away from him. Scavenged food is bad for IBD maintenance. Progression of the disease. Can dogs live normal healthy lives with IBD? Or is it a string of crises? Our last dog had a serious heart condition. He lived a long, reasonably comfortable life. But it was costly, time-consuming, and we worried a lot. We grew attached to this dog before we knew about the IBD. I wonder if we should decline to adopt him. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Oct 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Long time no poop:

I'm recovering from food poisoning. It's been a week now without a "proper" bowel movement. I feel mostly OK otherwise. How long is too long? GI and minipoop details inside. [more inside]
posted by mattu on Jul 16, 2013 - 21 answers

Diet changes after bowel/colo-rectal cancer, and what to do about it.

Looking for info from colo-rectal cancer survivors on what you've done to fix/deal with the diet change issues. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Jan 13, 2013 - 11 answers

I can get an A, but can I do it without a trip to the bathroom?

[TMIfilter] Test anxiety and bodily functions. Help me keep it together. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Shit or get off the pot can't mean 20 minutes, right?

How long does it take you or a loved one to poop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2012 - 84 answers

Everybody poops…

Should I be concerned at the (in)frequency of my bowel movements? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2010 - 15 answers

Empty My Bowel but Not My Tum

I'm having abdominal surgery on Tuesday of next week. And you are not my doctor or, in fact a doctor at all. Although it's not bowel surgery, my bowel is notoriously difficult and always seizes up for a few days after anyone has been in there having a fiddle. What can I eat in advance to reduce the "residue" so I enter surgery with a pretty empty bowel? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Staying "regular" when traveling

What is your recommendation for staying regular when traveling? I traveled internationally this past fall and on the last few days of the trip my digestion had really slowed. I was gone 8 days and was in a couple or three different time zones. I feel there is an emotional component to this too where I am worried that when sightseeing there won't be a toilet or something like that so maybe I slow the process because of fear? Have any of you perfected this for yourselves? Prune juice does not work for me but I do prefer tackling this naturally. Any insight is appreciated!
posted by seekingsimplicity on Nov 20, 2008 - 25 answers

a shitty question

Poop question about normalcy and bowel movements [possibly disgusting] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2008 - 25 answers

How many times a day does the normal 2 year old poop?

How many times a day does the normal 2 year old poop? [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Dec 12, 2007 - 23 answers

Teach Myself to Hit The Toilet at the Appointed Time

I want to practice yoga early in the mornings. But it's got to be after bowel movement. Problem is, my bowel movements, though quite regular in terms of daily-ness, occur at odd times. Sometimes I have to wait 2 or 3 hours after waking, and that throws off the whole sched. I also need to do yoga on an empty stomach, so eating something to stimulate the bowel movement isn't a solution. And I don't like coffee or cigarettes. I do try to keep a regular sched, waking/sleeping at approximately the same time each day. So....do I have any other options for teaching my body to do its bizness first thing upon waking?
posted by jimmyjimjim on Sep 20, 2007 - 16 answers

IBS help, PLEASE!

What's the best way to deal with a terrible disease called IBS? ( Irritable bowel syndrome) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2007 - 31 answers

potatos and.....?

I'm looking for a simple menu of foods that fill nutritional requirements, are easy to make, and that won't bother my fussy unhappy gut while I'm on a crazy schedule for the next while. [more inside]
posted by stray on Mar 5, 2007 - 13 answers

maybe this is a good thing

Haven't done a #2 in a few days now. No pain or discomfort whatsoever...anything to worry about? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Jul 5, 2006 - 22 answers

Smooth moves

What lubricates bowel movements on the way out, and what makes it happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2006 - 14 answers

Mudbutt: What causes it and how can I get rid of it?

Mudbutt: What causes it and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2005 - 12 answers

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