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 -
Somehow having a chronic illness became my hobby for the past year. Now I'm getting better and I want to stop dwelling on it, but I don't remember how I used to pass the time. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by telegraph
on Aug 6, 2013 -
So it's been definitively confirmed that I have Crohn's disease. What are the best resources for information on the web in terms of "official" sites and blogs by others with the disease? [more inside]
posted by stefnet
on Oct 21, 2011 -
Elemental diets/ enteral feeding/Liquid nutrition for IBD: any recommended brands or recipes you can share? What has worked for you when your body won't let you eat solid food? Bonus points for low cost, Ensure is expensive! [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Feb 21, 2010 -
Medical/pharm filter: Could use of NSAIDs end up looking like Crohn's or IBD? (Warning: contains potentially gross descriptions of Crohn's.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 23, 2007 -
Remicade? I have a child whose Crohn's disease has proved refractory to most standard medications (except prednisone, but that's not a viable long term treatment). [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper
on Jul 25, 2006 -