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What Food Can Your Dog Not Resist?

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Boronia   

recipe on the 'Good Dog Jack' page...maybe he will chomp on these

GRAIN FREE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Ingredients:

1 cup of coconut flour

1 cup all natural peanut butter

4 egg

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. Combine the coconut flour, peanut butter, and eggs in a mixing bowl.

2. Shape into 1-inch balls or roll out and cut shapes with a cookie cutter.

3. Bake for 17-20 minutes.

Note: We rolled our cookies into balls and then squished them down a little with a fork.

Store cookies in the refrigerator, or freeze for later.

Yummy, and so easy to make!

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That sounds tasty, Boronia. Thank you. As an aside, watch what peanut butter you use everyone and ensure it doesn't contain Palm Oil. :( :(

My little red man is not well today and he has thrown up (froth and bile) a couple of times :cry: :cry: . On top of all his gut problems he has an ulcer on his eye - which we have been treating, of course. My poor little darling is just so stoic through all of this. He is on three syringed medications three times a day, one application per day of Maxidex to his right eye and applications of two eye ointments three times a day to his left eye. This is so much for Danny or anyone or any animal to contend with every day.

If his eye isn't any better by next week, he may need specialist treatment which is scaring me because of his awful reaction to an anaesthetic in October. However, if this is required, I will be going to Geoff Smith over at Homebush. I imagine the anaesthetic won't be as strong or for as long, but even so . . . . .

If he would just get comfortable in one place and stay there, but he exhausts himself by getting up and following me every time I move.

But to see his little tail wagging makes me realise just how amazing dogs are - as if I needed reminding.

:love::love:

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nickyp   

This might have been suggested somewhere in the previous 20 pages, so I apologise if it has. What about some ginger? It's great for nausea. If he would nibble even a little bit of a gingernut biscuit it might settle his tummy enough for him to eat something more substantial.

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This might have been suggested somewhere in the previous 20 pages, so I apologise if it has. What about some ginger? It's great for nausea. If he would nibble even a little bit of a gingernut biscuit it might settle his tummy enough for him to eat something more substantial.

20 pages :eek: You must have different settings to mine LOL.

But, no. I don't recall ginger being mentioned and his nausea isn't something that I seem to be able to address :cry:, so thank you for that suggestion.

I wonder if you can get it in liquid form? I'll ask at the chemist. I'll also try ginger nut biscuits.

:thanks::thanks: to everyone who keeps coming up with ideas. I am really moved and grateful to everyone who shares their successes and thoughts as to what might help.

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Is Danny's diagnose still hiatus hernia and oesophagitis resulting from the stomach acid escaping into his esophagus?

If so, then I imagine he has pain on bad days which would stop him from eating. If he eats something that doesn't agree with him he will suffer from indigestion and the resulting acid leaking up into his esophagus will cause him more pain.

It's a very difficult time for you DDD, but if he was mine I would be keeping a diary of what he is eating and then whether or not he is willing to eat again a few hours later.

Small meals often is what the doctor tells humans. Unfortunately Danny can't tell us whether or not what he ate upset him.

Hopefully this will resolve soon.

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I would be keeping a diary of what he is eating and then whether or not he is willing to eat again a few hours later.

For the first month or more, I kept a detailed virtually hour by hour account as an aide memoire to myself and a report for his vets of what he ate, how much, when, whether he kept it down, his demeanour, etc etc.

We have to go back to the vet on Monday to assess his eye. Frankly, I think the vets are at a loss as well :( .

He wouldn't even touch yoghurt or icecream yesterday, although he did have the roo jerky. He won't eat roo mince as has been suggested. But then the other dogs (except Bunter of course) aren't too keen on that either.

One of his medications is pretty foul (Ranitidine) and in the past few days, I've been giving him a little bit of peanut butter (lite :) ) and that was in his little throw up this morning, so I'll have to stop that.

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Maybe there will never be one thing that he will always eat - because everything makes him feel horrible...

so have a huge list of things he has eaten - and rotate through that - offer him something different each time and ideally that hasn't been offered for at least a week (tho dogs seem to remember stuff for years).

I think the fatty foods are more likely to be upsetting.

When I get tummy upsets... it'd fasting first (he's way too good at that already)

then dried toast with a bit of promite / vegemite but not margarine...

then jelly (no cream or icecream) - you could make savoury jelly (aspic or stock flavoured plain gelatine)

then boiled rice and peas and soy sauce.

then boiled rice and thigh fillet and peas and soy sauce...

etc.

The boiled chicken and rice (same pot together) thing I make for my dog when she has a tummy upset - is same thing I give myself ...

Does anti nausea med help or pain killer?

I had a friend who had acid reflux - misdiagnosed to the point it destroyed his lungs... he has to be very careful when he ate and not to lie down any time soon after - ie to stay upright so that the food stays down. And not to eat for hours before bed time. And to have pillows on the bed to keep the head and chest above the stomach...

Frosty likes sleeping on the couch with her head on the pillow...

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20 pages eek1.gif You must have different settings to mine LOL.
. this is page 21 for me :).

If you click on My Settings

Under Your Options click on Forums

There is an option to change the number of posts to a page.

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Danny is very unwell today. :cry: :cry: Off to the vet first thing tomorrow.

His stance is slightly twisted and he has been doing some "play bows" so I think he is in pain.

Although it might have seemed impossible, he is more velcroed to me than usual and that exhausts him, so we will be having an early night.

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One of his medications is pretty foul (Ranitidine) and in the past few days, I've been giving him a little bit of peanut butter (lite :) ) and that was in his little throw up this morning, so I'll have to stop that.

Aw, this is so sad. What a struggle for you both.

Ranitidine can be foul for humans too. Peanut butter is a bit oily so that might have had something to do with this bout..

You are a true trooper, DDD.

:hug:

Edited by VizslaMomma

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I don't feel it, VM :cry: :cry:

His food intake yesterday was highly nutritious - ice cream and pizza base :( . Today, I have tried just about everything in the repertroire, but he is just not well enough and has not eaten even a tiny morsel. Not even yoghurt or icecream could tempt him and he has just brought up the last of his daily meds together with some water he'd had earlier. :(

I'd never heard of Ranitidine before Danny became unwell, but I believe it is either or similar to Zantac and is supposed to give acid relief, which I don't think it has been doing.

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I'd never heard of Ranitidine before Danny became unwell, but I believe it is either or similar to Zantac and is supposed to give acid relief, which I don't think it has been doing.

Yep, it's Zantac.

Zantac give humans problems. It's not unreasonable that wee dogs have similar troubles.

Since Danny has reflux, then his need is for a medication to work.

:)

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tdierikx   

Might be worth asking the vet if there are any other reflux medications you can give Danny - ranitidine is really only a short term fix from my own experience.

Nexium (esomeprazole) or Somac (pantoprazole) are more effective in humans than Ranitidine - are there any small animal equivalents?

Will he drink milk? I know that it gives me short term relief from acid if I've forgotten to take my Somac that day... maybe the low lactose pet milk for Danny may help a little if he's feeling yukky - it will also sooth his sore throat. Maybe warmed pet milk with some manuka honey mixed through to sweeten might tempt him?

T.

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VM: I see this as the big problem. His medications onviously aren't working :(. His vet and I have poured over the medications bible from time to time looking at others, but the past few days have been hard on Danny and we need to find another rregime. Otherwise, he will just starve himself to death.

T: I haven't tried milk, but he does love tea and coffee after I have "finished". In the past few days, I have been trying Arrowroot Biscuits and Ginger Nut biscuits broken up into a bit of tea or coffee and he hasn't been interested.

SM: Morning are not good in this household - and 8am is pretty early. :o . But Danny is just curled up on a dog mat sound asleep. I carried him downstairs to save him walking (any excuse for cuddles) and he just stood on the pathway for a while....... until Jeune appeared and his nature asserted itself. :D I call Jeune the Femme Fatale as there is "something" about her that has other dogs sniffing madly.

Our appointment is for 10.45am so hopefully then we can get something to help him.

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cavNrott   

DDD, From what I read here your boy is not on any medication to treat nausea and some of the medications he's taking are known to cause nausea.

Nausea very quickly stops me from eating anything and taking a prescribed strong medication for pain caused nausea that saw my weight plummet because I couldn't eat no matter what delicacies were on offer.

Please ask your vet about meds for nausea for the boy. If that's what is preventing him from eating, anti nausea meds will make a big difference.

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I've been to the vet this morning, CavNrott, and the vet has taken bloods to check liver and kidney function. I have been under the impression that Ranitidine (zantac) was to help with the nausea and the Carafate was supposed to line his stomach and assist in preventing irritation. The Cisapride was to help with speeding up the passage of food so nothing hung around turning gaseous??

I am very much a lay person and have to rely on what the vets tell me.

I am feeling sick and horrible at the thought we may not have been doing our best for Danny. He has been to the vet several times in the just the past few weeks, because he has an ulcer on his eye. This has finally started to shrink, but that has nothing to do with his gut problems, just adds to his general level of discomfort.

He has just had a little bit of icecream and yoghurt, so hopefully he will keep that down.

Yet to hear from the vet re the blood results, but that shouldn't be too long as they are done in-house.

I've attached a photo of Danny and me chillin' on the couch yesterday.

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Edited by Dame Danny's Darling

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