5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month
Home-cooked elimination diets are also an option. In general, a well-nourished animal will not develop any serious deficiencies in three months, even if the diet is not supplemented. But, it is probably a good idea to at least add calcium (as long as the source is pure; no egg shells, bone meal or oyster shells). Many supplements (and some medications) contain gelatin or other ingredients that could ruin the trial. Work with your veterinarian on this. Pharmacists are also excellent resources for details on drug ingredients; it turns out that many products contain wheat and/or corn.