Putting on weight!? Chi Q!

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Postby msvette2u » September 24th, 2006, 2:54 pm

This girl was on death row in California-same shelter as Lambkins! She is approximately 10-12 years of age(??)
She's here with us now and safe! But she's VERY THIN (hipbones, spine and ribs showing) She is dandruff-y too.
She loves to BEG so today I made her a "dog food pate sandwich", between a piece of whole wheat bread, and put some Nutrical on it too, and fed it to her by hand.
Any ideas for putting on a pound or two in a healthy way?
Oh, I forgot to add, she has only a few front teeth that need to be pulled, no molars at all, so kibble is out unless softened.
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Postby mnp13 » September 24th, 2006, 2:57 pm

Marrick has some great wet foods. If they are still too much for her to chew, throw them in a blender with some water and make "soup"
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Postby msvette2u » September 24th, 2006, 3:02 pm

I thought about that too. She's more interested in people food than dog food!
Do you notice the swelling on her neck? I think she may have something thyroid going on...
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Postby mnp13 » September 24th, 2006, 3:06 pm

If she gets hungry she'll eat dog food. If you keep giving in to her, she will continue to demand people food. Who is in charge here? :| :D
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Postby msvette2u » September 24th, 2006, 3:07 pm

On September 24 2006, mnp13 wrote:If she gets hungry she'll eat dog food. If you keep giving in to her, she will continue to demand people food. Who is in charge here? :| :D

The 6lb. ancient Chihuahua, Michelle!!!!! lol
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Postby Magnolia618 » September 24th, 2006, 3:34 pm

Merrick canned foods are AWESOME. I love the Wingaling. Mmmm... and the Grandma's pot pie and Turducken! Smells delicious! rofl

I was actually thinking about getting some Merrick canned for my cat since he was having a hard time with the bones in raw. I figured out that it would be much cheaper if I just bought ground meat and used eggshells for calcium (along with the organ meat, yogurt, kelp, etc...). He loves it!
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Postby msvette2u » September 24th, 2006, 3:59 pm

If I put it on bread and make it a sandwich maybe she'll eat it ;)

Here's a pic of her teeth I just took...put away your lunches, all...
You've been warned!!!
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Clearer pic but different angle:
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She was trying to bite me as I dried her!! :shock:
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Postby SisMorphine » September 25th, 2006, 8:30 am

Satin balls are definitely the best way to put weight on a dog!!

http://www.njboxers.com/satin-balls-recipe.htm


And this link has the recipe for smaller dogs.

http://theherbs.info/Pets/satinball.html
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Postby msvette2u » September 25th, 2006, 9:53 am

Thanks, I wondered about that. I may mix up a batch of the smaller recipe for her :)
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Postby cheekymunkee » September 25th, 2006, 11:13 am

Oh poor baby!! Those teeth look painful. I agree, Satin Balls work miracles with skinney dogs. Good luck!
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Postby msvette2u » September 25th, 2006, 10:43 pm

Thanks, I ended up getting 4 cans of Merrick today. When the Gerber's baby turkey is gone, we'll do the Merrick.
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