|Barked: Mon May 7, '12 7:48pm PST |
|Skarlet: We have tried, but he gobbles up his food until he vomits. We got up to four times a day, but he wasn't putting on any weight. (That is two cups, four times a day = eight cups per day) We also place him after his meals, he has to lay in the corner. That is so he won't run around and throw up.
Luna: He was on a raw diet for four weeks with zero improvement. We started cooking the meat and that didn't help either.
Scooter-PAWS: We have varied the amount per day based on the food and vet recommendations. But even at eight cups of prescription intestinal formula easy-to-digest food he never gained one pound. He gets fed at least twice a day, depending on what day it is. More when we are home. He is an extremely hyper dog, but we crated him for two weeks (which must have been torture for the poor guy) to see if reducing his activity would help, but it didn't.
Maxwell: His condition has been pretty stable, but he continues to get taller and longer, so part of it is just that in the photos on his back he was younger so it appears better. It was just as bad then though, but when he lays down you can't see how skinny he is. His coat is good, as are his eyes, which is why I think the vet isn't concerned. He has also been wormed several times and had weekly stool checks for two months, never saw anything.
Zoe: He was neutered at 12 weeks old. No choice, we adopted him and they mandated that we neuter him. I wish they would have let us wait until he was a bit older.
Quinn: He was raw fed for a month but gained no weight. Can I ask what meat you are feeding your dog? We fed chicken products with some beef sometimes. We give the foods for one month, which our vet says we should see at the minimum one pound gained if it is working, especially with how underweight he is.
Kodiak: I will ask my vet about that, thank you.
Kali: He is neutered. He has been dewormed several times. We had several rounds of blood tests done, and a special thyroid panel sent to Texas. Came up normal. We have not yet tried home cooked food, aside from satin balls and cooked chicken. I wondered about the rice, so that is something we could try.
Huck: Any idea what they diagnosed your friend's dog with?
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR RESPONDING. We will try to find another vet in the area or a vet school.
Edited by author Mon May 7, '12 7:50pm PST
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