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Old 01-28-2013, 10:07 PM
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Hi, just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything...

To cut a long story short my Zeta has been very poorly ( we thought we were going to lose her ) she had seriously bad bronchitis..

She had 4 weeks of two kinds of antibiotics and a ventolin drug.
Over this time she was not aloud raw as it was thought she may have had
Megaesophagus & it was just to dangerous to feed her raw BUT LUCKLY she doesn't
Have Megaesophagus so is now back on raw . When she was on all her medication she would only poo once every 3 days and was horrid (massive etc) anyway basically she is back on raw ( has been for 5 days now and has perfect poo)

She used to weigh 2kg she is now 1.6 kg and her hair is very dry/brittle ..


She is having chicken with bone as her main food - with other meats added : lamb,beef .
Also she will be having sardines ( twice a week ) and liver twice a week ..
She is having salmon oil. Eggs and natural yogurt upset her tummy.

She is eating 100grms a day, divided over 4 meals, her tummy is fine (once a day perfect raw poos ) I know it'll take a while to get her back into tip top condition ..
She isn't aloud out in the cold ( she still breaths fast and has scaring on her lungs due to the bronchitis , which she may always have)She isn't fit as she was so poorly and wouldn't even get up for days ( other than to eat/ go out to pee/poo) she now has a sparkle back in her eyes .. I have a professional dog treadmil which she has always loved , so she is aloud 2 mins twice a day on it, she gets super excited and wags the whole time ( she is never forced on it or any of my dogs)

I know I need to give her time just wanted to know if anyone thought I was missing anything?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:11 PM
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I forgot she gets tripe as well ..
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what a great mom! I think you are doing fine...but I would definitely go slow reintroducing the different proteins so as not to upset her sensitive tummy. She is lucky to have you
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:35 PM
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Thank you Denise, I'm only adding a tiny bit of 'different' meats to her meals, she used to have a perfect tummy all the time & since she has been back on raw she has had 100% perfect poo , but thanks for the reminder I will take it slow

I hate to see her looking thin and out of condition, but at least she pulled through and is still with me
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Poor baby girl! She really has been through the wringer.
I would try coconut oil as well, it is very good for aiding digestion and regulating the metabolism, I swear by it. (For people as well as dogs)
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:57 PM
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Thanks for that idea - I will get some - is there a make or type you think is best?
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I get organic virgin coconut oil from the local health food shop. The virgin type is extracted differently and has more health benefits. I pay 3.49 for a regular jam jar size, places like Holland and Barratt overcharge by loads IMO.
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Fab I will go and buy some tomorrow!!
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