Intermittent Fasting Question

by Suchi

Hi Sandy,

Our dog June is a 4 year old standard poodle, going through a phase of difficult time.

Her poop is oily and greasy. I am trying all that I can do to heal her naturally after trying one round of de-worming and antibiotics.

We ran her blood tests and she had slightly elevated liver enzymes and low amylase level. She is doing better than 4 months ago, but has been a long and slow recovery and we seem to have few good days and few bad days.

I wanted to check her for EPI and chronic pancreatitis. She already lost weight, but I wanted to try the intermittent fasting to see if it helps her pancreas.

My question is that, she vomits bile, if her stomach is empty. Is there a way to prevent this, or any ideas.

Currently, she is fed twice with 8 to 9 hrs in between meals. Homemade and raw. No kibble for the past 5 to 6 months.

Looking forward to hear from you, and THANK YOU for all your efforts and showing us how to raise dogs naturally.

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Oct 02, 2019
Answering Your Question About Intermittent Fasting for Your Dog
by: Sandra

Hi Suchi,

Thank you for your question.

I'm glad your dog June has made some progress and is better than she was. However, it would be nice to get her completely healthy so she can go on to enjoy her life without any health problems.

Intermittent fasting is a very good way to provide your dog with substantial healing time, while still giving food to nourish and sustain her.

It would be my suggestion to confine her food intake to an 8 hour window during the day, so that she can have a good 16 hours overnight in order to rest her pancreas for healing. For example feed at 8 AM and 4 PM ( 8 hours )and then nothing until 8AM the following day ( 16 hours ). You could adjust the times to suit your own schedule.

The issue of her throwing up bile is kind of a Catch 22 type of situation. You can't have it both ways, meaning you can't fast her ( go without food ) for healing, AND give her food to prevent the bile throw up. So, the priority becomes, healing first, so bile throw up will ultimately end.

Since bile is made in the liver and stored in the gallbladder, and travels THROUGH the pancreas via the bile duct, and then empties into the small intestine, these are the organs that need the most attention.

I'd love to have a conversation with you about food, and I have some other suggestions that I think can help you, help June. Please feel free to contact me here if you would like further help.


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