Digestive Case Studies for Pets

Gastrointestinal Issues Case Studies


Nyoko

Nearly 6 years old, spayed female, long-coated Akita

Before NutriScan

Nyoko experienced severe non-responsive inflammatory bowel disease for more than a year, lost nearly half of her body weight, and her hair fell out and failed to regrow. She had diarrhea that was often very bloody. The veterinary specialist that saw Nyoko recommended euthanasia as her case was deemed hopeless. She was also showing noise phobic behavior, especially to thunderstorms, fireworks, and motorcycles; testing revealed concurrent hypothyroidism. In desperation, the client searched for advice and learned about Nutriscan, which she performed.

NutriScan Revealed

Reactions to chicken, corn, cow’s milk, soy, turkey, venison, wheat, white fish, and millet

After NutriScan

After removing the reactive foods and correcting her hypothyroidism, she regained her normal weight of 85 pounds. Her energy levels has fully returned, and she eats mostly rabbit, eggs and vegetables. Her life was truly saved by the correct diet!


Trevor

3 year old, neutered male, Belgian Tervuren

Before NutriScan

Trevor had digestive problems began with weekly episodes of vomiting that contained some blood specks. Some days he refused to eat and lost weight. He had periodic soft stool or sometimes very loose diarrhea. He also had an elevated eosinophil count in blood panel (otherwise blood, fecal, and urine tests were normal).

NutriScan Revealed

Intolerance to grains, dairy, soy, white fish, salmon, beef, chicken and turkey, and venison

After NutriScan

After removing all offending foods, Trevor gained back all his weight plus a few pounds, had no episodes for 6 months at follow up and was off all medications for 3 months. He runs to get his meals rather than hiding and earned his obedience CD title with high in trial scores and a wagging tail! He is strong, healthy and high energy.

Trevor’s current diet is raw Australian lamb minus the fat, fresh pork, small amounts of pork liver, plus lamb heart and powdered bone, steamed yams, pureed parsley, carrot and celery, an egg, coconut oil, vitamin E, dried blueberries for treats. He eats 4 meals a day to help with his digestion.


Leroy

8 year old, neutered male, Golden Retriever

Before NutriScan

Leroy had bloat with gastric upset; could not tolerate high protein foods, citric acid preservative, brewer’s yeast, and roughage. Vomits food without GI sedative, and had chronic diarrhea. Eating commercial holistic diet containing several grains and white fish, with steamed Basmati rice.

NutriScan Revealed

Reactions to corn, soy, turkey, venison, wheat, and white fish

After NutriScan

After stopping the white fish and not introducing the other reactive foods, Leroy’s bowel has been fine, he gained some weight and now has tylocin powder (Tylan) at about 1/5 teaspoon twice daily to keep his GI tract stable.


Deacon

10.5 years old, neutered male, Toy Poodle

Before NutriScan

Deacon has had cycles of extreme itching and a bout of pancreatitis. He was switched from home cooking meals for years because he became a picky eater and developed an anal sac abscess. Stools had been normal as well as soft, and he suffered from bouts of stress colitis. Deacon had been eating a low fat commercial diet, but decided to check NutriScan.

NutriScan Revealed

Food reactions to venison, wheat, white fish, barley, lentil, millet, and rice.  The food he was prescribed included most of these grains and fish oil!

After NutriScan

After removing all of the offending foods and home cooking again, his loose stool is gone.


Sara

6 year old, spayed female, Boxer/Labrador mix

Before NutriScan

Since being adopted at age 2 1/2 years, Sara has had intermittent colitis which was controlled with metronidazole (Flagyl). Her sensitive stomach only tolerated home cooked chicken and low residue. Once the medication was withdrawn, the colitis always returned. Her diet was switched to limited ingredient turkey meal, plus roasted turkey and chicken. Other foods would give mucous diarrhea.

NutriScan Revealed

Reactions to venison, wheat, white fish, oatmeal, peanut, quinoa, and rice

After NutriScan

After changing her food accordingly, her inflammatory bowel has healed and she now can eat turkey, a wide variety of vegetables and melons, low fat cottage cheese yogurt and eggs. After nearly 3.5 years of diarrhea, she has firm stools and boundless energy!


Frankie

9.75 year old, neutered male, Maltese

Before NutriScan

Frankie was plagued by digestive problems for a long time, then he started losing weight and his hair began to fall out. He had difficulty walking and was subsequently diagnosed with liver dysfunction; his caregiver thought he would surely die. Because a friend’s dog had recovered remarkably after applying the results of Nutriscan testing, Frankie was also Nutriscan tested. At the time, he had been eating a turkey, potato and yam diet.

NutriScan Revealed

Reactions to corn, milk, turkey (with both IgA and IgM antibodies), and wheat; the soy reaction was borderline.

After NutriScan

The offending foods were removed from his diet. Lo and behold, Frankie gained back his weight, and has become a happy, healthy and fluffy white dog again, with no more signs of a liver disorder. His veterinarian is even amazed!