Harley's Stomach Emptying Problem

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 5th, 2011, 7:26 pm

I LOVE his white toes!
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Postby iluvk9 » March 5th, 2011, 7:29 pm

Thanks, Diana. :)

Liz, I call him "Tippy Toes" because the fronts of them are white and he has this silly gait when he trots. :giggle:
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Postby Malli » March 6th, 2011, 3:43 am

woo woo Harley!
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Postby iluvk9 » April 18th, 2011, 6:32 am

Breakfast is no longer a whole wheat bagel, but 4 healthy dog cookies. And they must be hand fed, one at a time. :giggle: When he sees and smells the Wellness dry and Natural Balance canned in the morning, you can see his stomach turn. Yet, his next two meals, he willingly eats them. His favorite has switched from Bison to Liver or Venison.

He isn't eating as much, but when someone saw him, and hadn't seen him in a while, he said he looks like a normal thin dog, not an emaciated dog like I think. I will have to get on the scale with Harleybird to see if he is still around 70#. Paws crossed he held his weight.
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Postby airwalk » April 18th, 2011, 9:26 pm

Hey..if it works YAY...healthy dog cookies are better than not eating. Go Joyce! I'd say go Harley, but I'm pretty sure you are doing all the work on this one.
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Postby Malli » April 19th, 2011, 2:52 am

as long as its not pure oily fat! I agree, better then not eating!

Tell him your thyroid needs a break from creating stress hormones.
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Postby call2arms » April 19th, 2011, 7:21 pm

Morning sickness - I think he's just pregnant.

Joyce, you're doing a fantastic job. They way you're doing things, you'll have a litter of 300 puppies at your doorstep when we all reincarnate as your dog at the same time. :D
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Postby plebayo » April 20th, 2011, 12:20 am

Needless to say, if I get to come back as a dog - I want to live in your house Joyce!
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Postby iluvk9 » April 20th, 2011, 2:31 pm

Thank you, Ladies. :) The biggest compliment I can get is from in-the-know dog people, like yourselves.
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Postby madremissy » April 21st, 2011, 5:32 am

I think you are going to need a bigger house with all the new dogs you are going to have. Another good reason to move down to the country with me :wink:
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Postby iluvk9 » April 21st, 2011, 5:50 am

madremissy wrote:I think you are going to need a bigger house with all the new dogs you are going to have. Another good reason to move down to the country with me :wink:


That, and maybe Travis can make my dinners?
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Postby iluvk9 » July 2nd, 2011, 6:27 am

Mr. Fussy Stomach had a week of not really wanting to eat. But I found something new (again) that he is interested in. :) It is called Fresh Pet Select. I noticed it in a refrigerator section in Stop & Shop and then in Walmart. It is in little tubs. 10.25 oz was $1.87.

According to the dog rating site I use, it is 3 out of 5 stars, as it has great ingredients but they haven't evaluated how much protein is gotten from the meat, so they haven't fully rated it.

I like this site, if anyone wants to see how their food is rated:
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food- ... homestyle/

I figured it is better than his recent choice of Pedigree canned or the old stand by....Mighty Dog.

I am hoping this gets him through the summer. :) A good thought from you will help! :dance:
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 2nd, 2011, 7:37 am

Fresh pet is great stuff!
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Postby iluvk9 » July 2nd, 2011, 11:07 am

Well, he ate it for breakfast, so to me, it IS good stuff. :goodStuff:
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Postby plebayo » July 2nd, 2011, 11:27 am

iluvk9 wrote:Well, he ate it for breakfast, so to me, it IS good stuff. :goodStuff:



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GOOOO Harley!
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Postby iluvk9 » July 2nd, 2011, 11:29 am

Thanks, Suzanne. I just keep asking for him to eat, so I have more time with him.
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Postby airwalk » July 2nd, 2011, 12:29 pm

iluvk9 wrote:Well, he ate it for breakfast, so to me, it IS good stuff. :goodStuff:


Yay Harley....breakfast is the most important meal of the day !
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Postby iluvk9 » July 2nd, 2011, 1:19 pm

He just ate lunch. :) Looks like we have a winner of a product for a few weeks!
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Postby madremissy » July 2nd, 2011, 2:56 pm

Wahoooo Harely. Way to keep Mom on her toes. :D
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Postby iluvk9 » July 2nd, 2011, 6:35 pm

madremissy wrote:Wahoooo Harely. Way to keep Mom on her toes. :D


Mmmmm yea, because I am not obsessively obnoxious about my dogs as it is. 8)
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