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Old 01-08-2013, 07:41 PM
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Midgie had a dental back in Feb of last year. Her teeth look pretty clean & I use oral gel on them. Her stomach still makes noises, but not bad. She looks like she's getting thinner & thinner to me, but I don't see bones. I guess I need to take her to the wholistic vet, but was wondering if anyone had any ideas. I bought some Oikos plain yogurt & gonna try it to see if it helps. I'm wondering if it's the Venison ZP that's not agreeing with her. Although the holistic vet said it was good for her 2 months ago, I get the feeling something may have changed. I've got her down to the bare minimums without starving her to death. I'm trying to find some organic beef for her, but I know the ZP is a more balanced diet.
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If Midgie is getting thinner and thinner, she's not getting enough to eat; or what she is eating is not getting digested correctly. I forgot what her problem was/is. Sorry about that.
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I thought of that but I'm feeding her 3 times a day sometimes plus snacks like a baby carrot, apple banana. I was thinking the same thing about not digesting it correctly, but her stools look normal.
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when people diet they can get bad breath from ...not having enough to fuel the body and muscle breaking down , etc. if Midge is gettin thinner--she probably needs more. You do not want her to lose muscle mass. I find that Rico needs to eat several times a day. He also needs his teeth brushed about every other day....if he gets stinky breath there is something caught in his teeth. I find that when there is a bit of something in there it can cause a lot of stinlk-no matter what spray or gel goes in, sometimes he needs to be brushed
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Maybe the ZP isn't working well for her. Toby was so sick- I switched his food about a month ago and no problems since! ZP is a great food but not for every dog. She sounds like she may have a nourishment issue from your description.


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I mixed in some Oikos plain yogurt & pumpkin with her ZP last night & what a difference in her energy level. I'm going to continue to feed her 3 times a day instead of twice for a while to see if it helps. I don't really want to take her off the ZP for a couple of reasons unless I know for sure it's not agreeing with her. It's the only food I can feed her unless I give her raw (I'm having trouble finding organic raw right now). She's been eating ZP for over 2 years now & has not seemed to have a problem with it.

Ashley--What did you switch Toby to?
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when people diet they can get bad breath from ...not having enough to fuel the body and muscle breaking down , etc. if Midge is gettin thinner--she probably needs more. You do not want her to lose muscle mass. I find that Rico needs to eat several times a day. He also needs his teeth brushed about every other day....if he gets stinky breath there is something caught in his teeth. I find that when there is a bit of something in there it can cause a lot of stinlk-no matter what spray or gel goes in, sometimes he needs to be brushed
Your post makes a lot of sense to me. With it being winter, she's not getting the exercise she normally does in the spring/summer so she shouldn't look so thin to me & family members have commented on it. Thanks so much for the info.
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If Midgie is getting thinner and thinner, she's not getting enough to eat; or what she is eating is not getting digested correctly. I forgot what her problem was/is. Sorry about that.
Thanks Susan. I will try feeding her more & see if that helps.
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