Archive for the ‘Diet and Nutrition’ Category
I adopted a six year old mini poodle a few months ago; her previous owner had never feed her any kind of dog food. I have offered her a cornucopia of different dry and wet food brands as well as flavors, yet she rejects them all! I have put dog food in the microwave to see if it would make it more appetizing, but still she refuses to eat it. The only improvement after three months is that she has acquired a taste for dog treats like pepperoni sticks and begg’n strips, should I see this as a sign of hope that she’ll eventually eat dog food too? Is it possible that she might be too old to learn to eat dog food? Can I feed her human food and still meet her nutritional needs?
What about a diet of bread and hot dogs for a dog with renal failure? I am taking care of a 13 year old lab recently diagnosed and was told not to give her anything else. I am very worried as to how to handle this with the owner.
I have an 8 yr old male poodle mix who’s recently been diagnosed as being diabetic.I have 2 questions. 1.I cook for him boiled turkey w/brown rice & sometimes w/green beans. What else may I fix for a variety and sufficient nutrients? 2.I give him his insulin shots based on what the vet says his blood sugar is. Question 2: Is there a way I can check his blood sugar at home? Twice daily trips to the vet is becoming more expensive than the insulin,test strips and syrings.
She has allergies and is scratching and then bites herself. The Vet gave her Simplicef antiobiotic and it gave her loose stool and now diarrhea. She was eating Natural Balance chicken and Sweet potato and I add chicken breast that I buy at the market. My aunt who recommended you very highly suggested Caster & Pollack Organics, Chicken and Brown Rice which I am going to gie her 1/2 can – My vet prescribed Hills Prescription but I was not happy with ingredients.
Do you think the Organics is good? What about cooking for her, chicken and brown rice? My husband died recently and she is a rescue dog.
My puppy was almost 2 before she was toliet trained and she can go 1/2 day and up to 6hrs before she pees. I switched to canned food and now she goes all the time. Is canned food good as a complete meal. I using Evangers and I never saw her eat so fast. My other 2 Cavaliers eat dry( Prairie)and doing great and it’s the only dry my puppy likes…well she’s 20mos old.
i have 2 cats. Only one cat loves to lick, and tries to eat almost anything made of plastic, especially plastic bags, shower curtains, food wrappers, etc. Is there a chemical on the plastic that makes it so tempting? Is this a dietary problem? What can i do to stop this behavior besides entirely eliminating plastic? Plastic wrappers and bags seem to be everywhere!
My cat wants to eat more than the recommended amount of cat food specificed on the bag (Purina Pro Plan Weight Maintenance Formula). Is there a broth or something that I can make to give him (between feedings) that won’t make him fatter. He used to be 17 lbs., but I’ve gotten him down to 15 lbs.
My dog will through up a yellow foamy bile in the mornings. Getting food in his stomach usually prevents the problem but he usually does not have an appetite in the AM. Have tried all the best dog foods etc. but he still struggles to eat. A friend suggested to have cat grass available for him to eat? How about antiacids for dogs? Buddy is a male lab mix. Thanks
My oldest dane (pretzel)is 10 in april He eats poop. Is he missing something in his food? We have 3 danes and they all have their noses to the ground and they graze on grass. We do have moles from time to time. Are the danes missing something in their food. We do kibles and bits food. we do the weight one for suger (5YR) and and the balance on and chicken one half and half for
Big Foot (3YR)and pretzel. Pretzel and sugar are the parents of foot. Parents have been fixed.