I would say that my dog, Storm, has diarrhea more often than nearly all dogs. I tried to give her canned pumpkin to see if that would help and it didn’t. I tried giving her Pepto Bismol, but that came right back up and made a pretty pink stain on my carpet. My father advised me to try Firm Up and that surprisingly worked (however for the severe case of the runs, I have to ask my vet for a prescription). The company that produces this product is called Diggin’ Your Dog (http://www.dydusa.com/) and if you visit their site you will learn they produce more than just this invention.
I never heard such a thing, Firm Up. I thought it may be one of those things that was already out on California markets but not yet made its way to South Dakota. My dad sent me (or Storm I should say) a bag and it worked! I couldn’t find the magical stuff at Petco or even Petsmart. So I was thrilled to see it at a local pet store called Your Pet Stop on 41st Street
The bag my father sent me was just a plain one, I guess you could say. Because the second bag I purchased was plus cranberries! I was so excited that I (Storm) had another option other than plain pumpkin. A four ounce bag cost $9.99, a decent amount to pay to stop making stains in my place.
It looks orange-brownish and is finely shredded. It has no preservatives and is low fat. And for people like me, that don’t trust other nations for dog food/toys (or you know such as lead being found in toys), it is 100% USA made.
The directions are nice and simple: Mix one part of the product with one part water. They have a nice little table on back so you know how much to use. For Storm, 70 pounds, I use about 3 or 4 tablespoons. I like to mix the blend and put some of her kibble with it. Although, I am pretty sure I don’t need the kibble as she is always eager to inhale it. Oh well, old habits die hard!
As it lists on the bag, you can also use this daily as a supplement for your precious one. If you have not tried this product before, I HIGHLY recommend that you do.
*Note: After a couple of months when coming for a short visit in SD, my father brought some treats from this company. He brought ‘Clucks n’ Moos.’ They are a thick, oval sized treat. The best part?? They are thick enough that Storm has to actually chew them instead of just swallowing it whole like all the other treats. I’m positive I will be purchasing these in the future.