I am concerned about giving my little 5 lb poodle Gastriplex, per the warning about the shellfish—–she has the stomach/small intestine IBD that involves occasional vomiting & “crinkle tummy” (she was on Sensitive stomach Eukanuba & egg diet, which I discontinued after the Eukanuba recall). Then I tried for one day the Blue Basics which contains salmon and she was very sick with crinkle tummy almost immediately. We then tried a brown rice with egg diet , adding a VERY strong probioitc – this put her in the hospital with vomiting 2 weeks ago (too much egg yolk).
Her doctor switched her to Gerber’s chicken baby food to which we have slowly added fresh carrots & fresh boiled potatoes, with excellent results—–thus her system is full of probiotic—-her poops are now fully formed.
I am really frightened of rocking the boat now & giving her something with shellfish that might make her vomit.
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. Gastriplex does contains N-Acetyl glucosamine that is derived from the outer shells of shellfish. Pets (and people) with shellfish allergies are allergic to the meat of shellfish, not the shell and so N-Acetyl Glucosamine does not usually cause an allergic reaction. However, your poodle appears to have a very sensitive digestive system so you might consider one of the other probiotic supplements we carry — Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes and Probioics or Complete Probiotics forPets.