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Old 05-31-2012, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: has anyone tried fibre additives?

I've been adding 1 tsp of Metamucil to each of tiggys meals now for 1 year.... She won't eat ANY veggies mixed in with her food. She is much more regular, her glands don't fill as often, nd it has absolutely no negative impact on her BG.

After putting her wet food in the bowl, I add the metamucil, put a little water in and mix it up. I then mix in her chicken and pasta. Her meals are not soup consistency

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:13 PM
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Edit: one thing that worries me about adding this stuff on top of the pumpkin which we introduced last week, is that it can have an impact on oral meds and our dog is currently on phosphorus binders (1 1/2 tablets with meals) so I'm worried they won't work as effectively. I did ask the vet but he suggested we just use pumpkin - didn't really go into it too much as we had other issues to discuss at the time.
So if you had a dog that was only getting insulin would you recommend using BOTH pumpkin and the Konsyl all Natural? Or would it be better to just use one or the other?
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:19 AM
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I'll really have to check out the local health stores to find some sugar free flaxmeal or psylium additive as the metamucil has sucrose in it so I never ended up giving it to our dog.


Metamucil Smooth Texture Sugar-Free Regular Flavor and Metamucil capsules contains no sugar and no artificial sweeteners
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Default Re: has anyone tried fibre additives?

I used Benefiber for Buddy. It was from the supermarket or chemist depending on who had the best price. It mixed into the food really well with no taste so it worked for us.

Our supermarkets usually carry the plain Psylium Husks in the health sections.

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Old 06-10-2012, 08:43 AM
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So it looks like anyone who uses either the Konsyl all Natural or the Sugar Free Metamucil sprinkles about a teaspoon on food and mixes it with a little water. Am I right?

Does this take the place of pumpkin as added fiber or would you also feed the pumpkin too?
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Default Re: has anyone tried fibre additives?

i use both 1oz pumpkin and 1/2 tsp equate fiber additive sugar free add a little water
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I have used unflavoured Benefibre powder, 1 teaspoon in a little yoghurt mixed with food once per day on a regular basis and have found it really worked tremendously well keeping her bg readings stable and also she seemed to be fuller for longer.
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Does this take the place of pumpkin as added fiber or would you also feed the pumpkin too?
Keep the pumpkin. I use 3 tbs per meal. I looked up Metamucil and it does not report any grams of dietary fiber at all. I use natural flax seed meal, 2 tbs per meal mixed with the pumpkin and that has 4 grams of dietary fiber. I believe this helps my dog Watson very well as he was a bit constipated on the high protein food I switched him to when he was diagnosed, and since putting him on pumpkin and flax meal, before I feed him the kibbles, he has no issues with constipation and has very good stool movement and his stool is consistent all the time. I will make the argument for natural over processed material anytime.

Another benefit is low cost. I go to the health food store and buy in bulk and it is pretty inexpensive, about $3 for a pound, which is much less expensive than Metamucil or Konsyl.

But keep the pumpkin. My dog loves it. Just make sure you get the 100% pumpkin and not the pie filling pumpkin. About $3 for the large can at Walmart.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:26 PM
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Have to say that I do love the metamucil and it's effects on both Hank's stool and his bgs. But I think you need to try things and see what works for your dog since as we all know....every dog is different! LOL Let us know what you try and how it works for you..is always great to experiment!
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