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I think these are suggestions that should be research,,, I worked as a meat cutter for 9 years,,, the meat that is used for ground is all the beef that is just about to go baf
The vet is correct,,,please listen,,,cook the meat
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Thank you I found a couple of pounds of old burger in my freeze and made a batch for my 2 year old lab
Your dog should see a Gastro specialist (Canine). It sounds very much like a mal-absorption issue. An endoscope would show the condition of the gut and bowel.. Much better than just guessing whats wrong. I hope she gets well..
Kristie, have you had any improvement with your puppy?I have a couple of suggestions if you would like to message me on Facebook.Leila Thomason
I have a 8 month old pit bull female who became very sick Late in April, well took her to the vet she was having severe diarrhea and was losing weight daily. A stool test was taken and she had worms. So treated her for worms and her diarrhea, and she seemed to be doing a little better, but still losing weight. She had stopped eating and drinking and was dehydrated. I went to a 24 hr Animal Hospital, and that is where she had a full blood culture, had a blood transfusion, a liver test looking for a liver shunt, and blood work came back good except being dehydrated. She did well with the blood transfusion, she came home with an antibiotic, some medicine for Gi upset, and a prescription dog food for Gastroenteric by Purina. Well she has no more diarrhea, and she eats up to 4 times a day Only her dog food. She has not put on 1 signal pound and it hasn't even been a month. She is so skinny you can see every bone in her body. I also have a great pureness and he is just a big old puppy but he is huge and I'm afraid he will really hurt her, so I keep them separated when she has to use the restroom, or just to sun bath which she loves. I have called the vet several times in between and don't know what else we can do, nothing is showing up in any tests, but I have noticed that her gums are almost like they were when she was severely dehydrated. I have been giving her water by syringe every hour on the hour, with no changes, I have called the vet again and now just waiting for the doctors pow wow to be over. They are getting outside advice from another vet on what might be wrong. This has happened very sudden, I have had her since she was 7 weeks old, and she was a healthy little butter ball and had energy just like a puppy does, but now she has lost all that spunk and looks pitiful. I don't know what else to do, but I don't want her to suffer that is for sure, but sadly I think she is. Afraid to try anything that might upset her tummy and start the diarrhea all over again. I have done any and everything boil chicken and rice, chicken broth, honey. That was before her rx food, even was told to give her Pepcid by the vet and it worked for a short time. Feeling hopeless please help someone. I really don't want to say the d word but am I making it worse by keeping her alive to suffer, she acts so lifeless it breaks my heart, and I talk so softly to her cause I don't want to scare her, and she has my whole entire bed I have just a corner, its like having a newborn all over again, except she cant tell me whats wrong. I really can not take any rude comments, because she is under a vets care, I am an emotional wreck and cant take that right now.
We used to go to a local butcher shop and buy the bone dust and scrap that came from the saw to give ours extra fat and calcium. Never asked the vet if it was a good idea but it seemed be give them a nice shiny coat.
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I am also fostering an emaciated dog..a goldendoodle about 20# underweight.How long did it take before you saw results?
I know this is an old thread but just wanted to say, I feed a homemade diet to my Miniature Pinscher, as well as a foster I took in who was severely emaciated, and not doing well at the local shelter I volunteer at due to her fear of men. She has since put on some really healthy weight and has really come back to life. For the egg shells bit, I am a huge supporter and believer in using eggshells for a pure source of calcium. I thought maybe this information would be helpful. When I make food for my dogs I always boil the eggshells after I make the eggs and once they dry I grind them in a coffee grinder until they are in powder form so I don't have to worry about the sharp bits. I hope this helps someone!
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My son has a high content wolf dog looks just like yours! she is getting older and she has a hard time keeping any weight on. She is very picky eater, I am def going to try these on her! THANKS!!
could you not cook them? My dog has short bowel syndrome and I'm not keen on feeding her a raw diet. She has a hard time digesting some foods and will eat her poop if it smells good enough (sorry about TMI)
Cheap meat is cheap because of the fat content or the ratio of gristle and cartilage in the meat. The reason a tougher "chuck" steak is far less expensive than a "rib eye". Cheap hamburger is the same and you actually want the higher fat content in the cheaper burger. That is why the recipe calls for it. The term "Grass fed" for beef is mostly a selling term and not at all honest. Feedlot beef, the cheap cows you are referring to, are raised in a pasture (on grass) until they are ready for the next stage of growing them for slaughter (feedlot pens and corn) That qualifies them legally for the term "grass fed". Just like putting "Gluten Free" on bottled water. It's not what you think but it sounds good. The only beef that is raised 100% on pasture and has had nothing but grass it's whole life is called "Grass Finished". Rather expensive and hard to find. If you find beef labeled grass fed and it states it is from a specific farm with a website, then look up that farm and see if they discuss their feeding practice. If you find grass fed beef at Walmart (LOL) I can absolutely guarantee you that it is NOT what you think.
Been using these for years and "Yummy Nummy" is what the dogs say. Thank you for posting the smaller amount breakdown. I make mini balls with this and use it for training treats and good behavior reinforcement. I make them and lay them out on a cookie sheet on waxed paper. Freeze the whole sheet full and then bag the frozen balls in one bag. They break apart easily and I'm not using up a lot of plastic bags. My scrawny rat Siberian Husky will eat these when she thumbs her nose at canned and dry food. She is an extremely high energy dog and it's impossible to keep weight on her. Rather that feed her entire balls, I sometimes break them up into small bits and mix the bits all in with her dry food. Depending on her mood, she will then eat the whole bowl of food .. or .. root out all the tasty bits leaving the kibble behind and make a mess. :)
If you are using them as treats, then use the high end meat. But, if you are using these as a diet supplement or to put weight on, you do need the fat content in the cheaper burger. Adding berries is an excellent idea. Use dried ones instead if fresh to avoid the extra fluid that would make these a mess to handle.
Actually, your reply is ignorant and uninformed at best. If you have a dog, you are expected to KNOW your dog as well as know what is good for it. I have huskies and one is a terribly picky eater. Unless she is fed something like this she would be skin and bones. Yes, emaciated would be a proper term. There is nothing wrong with her, she chooses not to eat for all the wrong reasons. I can not afford to feed her a raw diet and these, as well as some high quality canned food, do a terrific job of supplementing her meals, getting her to actually eat AND keep weight on her. The fat in these is obviously not enough to cause pancreatitis if you actually knew anything about the disorder. Flax seed oil is fine. Fish oil would be better but your statement that dogs can not use flax oil for conversion to EPA and DHA is also untrue. They can, just not efficiently. Flax oil is also beneficial for improving skin and coat condition, helps with constipation as well as other benefits. Perhaps you can use your internet skills so obvious here and Google "Satin Balls" and do some more reading. I'm sure you will find it quite educational.
I don't understand the need to be so negative. My vet is a homeopathic vet with many additional years of training and she reccomends raw food. It is pricecy so I wasn't able to keep it up though I saw improvements in my old guy. I did find that he (my old guy) didn't do well with wheat so I acted accordingly. I have had people tell me to get rid of my dog because finding a rental is complicated. I wouldn't dictate anything to anyone. I may suggest a concern or speak about my experience. Where does this impolite and ignorant (literal not figurative definition) come from? I don't know why the venom? I find it disturbing and I hope I have helped my own adult (now) child to speak up with compassion consideration and respect. I won't discourage him from expresssing himself but there is something in the idea of if you haven't anything nice (polite) to say don't say anything at all. I love my dog and I can tell everyone unequivically that he matters more to me than he could to anyone else. My old guy died at 16 a few years ago and my new little guy is very different and I use all the resources I have available to me especially my vet. I care about his well-being. I want to encourage everyone to do their research though it is often likely to lead in opposing directions. You will do right by what you love by the very fact that you love. Be well and take care.
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This Instructable is insulting if you care about dogs. How about seeing a vet to know what might be going on with an emaciated dog? Sure it might cost more than this, but delaying treatment only costs more in the long run, not to mention suffering for the dog. Then maybe if the vet approves, use this to address the symptom. Dogs, and especially small dogs, can get pancreatitis from high fat foods. So satin balls could compound the the problem!! And BTW, dogs can't use the omegas in flaxseed to make the appropriate fatty acids, like people can, so really no benefit to flaxseed over vegetable oil.
god didn't make dogs, humans created dogs from wolves. dogs are not naturally occurring in the wild. do your BASIC history.
My dog would not eat these raw. I cooked at 350' for 15-20 minutes and now she loves them.
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