|Barked: Wed Jan 27, '10 9:06am PST |
|Thank you Sassy. I really appreciate the response. Getting Bart to eat is just a struggle. I know he doesn't eat the healthiest foods for a dog, but offering him a high protein diet would cause him great harm. This morning I was able to get him to eat a half a can of pumpkin with a half a can of sweet potatoes. I mixed some carob in so he would eat it, as he loves carob. I am way too nervous about giving him meat. I will give him VERY lean organic angus beef sometimes and I was thinking of cooking this for him tonight. I do not want to give any organ meats, as they are high in phosphorus and I cannot do an all-meat diet for Bart.
A friend of mine, who is a huge dog-addict (LOL) feeds her dogs all meat raw diets, but I cannot do this with Bart. She gave me some kidney pills for dogs that she bought online. Ingredients are: Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Milk Thistle, Arctium lappa, Uva Ursi, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, Cranberry Juice Extract, Couchgrass Root, Vitamin A, Docosahexaenoic Acid, Desmodium, Organic horsetail, Chicken and Beef, Chin-chiu, Organic Cranberry, Benzoic acidum, Crabapple, Dioscorea opposita rhizome, and Marshmallow Root. It was really sweet of her to buy this for Bart, but I don't know how safe it would be giving this to him. What do you guys think?
I am considering putting Bart on Hill's Prescription Diet k/d food. The vet says Bart is about 10 lbs underweight, but not yet considered emaciated. Tonight I'm going to try to cook a good quality diet for Bart. He's getting boiled organic angus beef and chicken with some egg, potatoes, and rice. How does this sound?