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#21 Allison

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 08:26 PM

Very tough. So glad you took her with you. I can only imagine what that day will be like when the two of you start the journey home.

Must be difficult to concentrate in that climate. Here's hoping clouds bring you some cooler temps.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:41 PM

Well, we just got back home after three days of travel. All went pretty well aside from one issue. I couldn't visit Lola all last week. When I picked her up on Saturday, she was super skinny. A week ago, she was looking a little thin, but two days ago her ribs were showing. The woman at the kennel told me the new food I got for her (I couldn't find much in Logan) must have lower in protein, but it turned out she wasn't feeding her enough either (I should have written the amount down). Today (second picture), she is looking a little better I think, but when I pet here, It's creepy because I just feel bones. Her collar was fitting pretty well, but now it's just hanging off her neck. People we see on the street comment on how skinny she is and want to give her food.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:01 PM

How long will you be there yet? I can't imagine how you are dealing with everything! Lola does look a little thin, but I'm sure once you get back home she will get back to her normal weight. In the meantime when you are with her I would try to feed her as best you can...maybe two or three meals a day if necessary. Keep us posted and good luck again with your studies!
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:22 PM

Sorry she lost the weight, I know it must be upsetting. I'd give her some eggs every day, and fish oil. I know she's built a little more solidly than Danza, so she might need a little more protein than my dog, but I'm just trying a lower protein food with grain to fatten her up a bit after talking to the pet store owner. (We're actually switching to Candiae.) Actually, the main reason for the switch is to get her urine to a better ph.

Danza's real bony, but when we went to the ranch, Kim was pleased with how she looked and said it was nice to see an Indian Dog at the right weight. So try not to fret too much, maybe it isn't quite as bad as you think.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:06 AM

I'm glad your 'ordeal' is over or nearly over. She does look a bit thin, but she should be fine after you get her back on her proper feeding routine. Check with your local butcher and see if you can get ground turkey necks or something similar [protein, fat, bone minerals] While they are still young, puppies (less than a year) turn Protein into energy. I get GTN here for $1/lb and it is 'food grade' not 'garbage grade' and in a few weeks I will be starting Jr on it- once his little digestive system settles in on the food change from what Kim was feeding. I'll swap out one of his 3 meals for raw GTN. And Karen is right about the eggs- an egg or 2/day for a week or so will also help. Just don't flood her system with Fat, as that can also cause some problems for kidneys and liver and such.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:46 AM

She missed you, it was very hot,... It's understandable. I'll bet she jumped for joy when she saw you.

She'll fill in quickly.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:52 AM

Just don't flood her system with Fat, as that can also cause some problems for kidneys and liver and such.

Not to mention stools... :)
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:26 AM

Yep, we are all happy to be home. Lola was happy to see me, but she was sad to leave Jannelline, the owner of the kennel. She was feeding Lola 2 cups / day as opposed to the 3 cups plus fresh meet we were feeding here. Lola wouldn't have lost the weight had Jannelline written down the proper amount of food, or noticed that my dog was starving. I'm a little miffed about it.

P.S. the photos don't show how skinny she really is. She is not just thin, but dangerously skinny. It's really quite scary.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:43 AM

P.S. the photos don't show how skinny she really is. She is not just thin, but dangerously skinny. It's really quite scary.


Poor girl. Let us know how she does.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:22 AM

Gee, I've been thinking about this. I'll bet you were miffed. They didn't notice? I mean a little loss of weight is one thing, but they didn't notice she was looking like that poster in the vets office?

At least you can console yourself that she is not malnourished, just underfed. Still,...

Our parrot has been eating and eating. She usually screams to come up when she hears the shower running, but she is quiet, and eating a bowl of raspberries. The neighbor who took care of her, finally brought her some blueberries. He said she ran over and got them. I'll bet she did! I saw the cups of uneaten seeds/nuts/peppers/dried fruit. She only weighs 250-300 grams. Not much to spare.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 03:24 PM

Gee, I've been thinking about this. I'll bet you were miffed. They didn't notice? I mean a little loss of weight is one thing, but they didn't notice she was looking like that poster in the vets office?

At least you can console yourself that she is not malnourished, just underfed. Still,...

Our parrot has been eating and eating. She usually screams to come up when she hears the shower running, but she is quiet, and eating a bowl of raspberries. The neighbor who took care of her, finally brought her some blueberries. He said she ran over and got them. I'll bet she did! I saw the cups of uneaten seeds/nuts/peppers/dried fruit. She only weighs 250-300 grams. Not much to spare.



I was a little miffed, but the lady did identify that she was skinny, and had at least taken some countermeasures. I also have to remember that I am a mother hen when it comes to my dog.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:12 PM

Poor girl! Well, you won't have to go back there, will you? Let's hope not. Odds are, Kim isn't going to have 29 pups to contend with again!
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:05 AM

Poor girl! Well, you won't have to go back there, will you? Let's hope not. Odds are, Kim isn't going to have 29 pups to contend with again!


Lola is looking better every day. Going back to Summit Creek Kennel may not be the worst thing in the world. It's hard to know. At least I have a year to think about it.
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:18 PM

Jerru I feel for you poor Lola has been through more than her share in the 9 months of her life to have someone no feed her enogh didnt the lady at the kennel see her wieght loss? glad ur home so things can get back to norm



Well, we just got back home after three days of travel. All went pretty well aside from one issue. I couldn't visit Lola all last week. When I picked her up on Saturday, she was super skinny. A week ago, she was looking a little thin, but two days ago her ribs were showing. The woman at the kennel told me the new food I got for her (I couldn't find much in Logan) must have lower in protein, but it turned out she wasn't feeding her enough either (I should have written the amount down). Today (second picture), she is looking a little better I think, but when I pet here, It's creepy because I just feel bones. Her collar was fitting pretty well, but now it's just hanging off her neck. People we see on the street comment on how skinny she is and want to give her food.

Anybody have any suggestions?


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:24 PM

KAren I did not knoe about the urine thing I have fed Snake canidia for a while since I was preparing for Malachi because having three dogs each having to have thier own food Canidia was a blessing and as u can see Malachi is doing well as the other s Snake has a very llarge chest mal he is just big I am wondering how much bigger he will get he is stockier than Snake taller too


Sorry she lost the weight, I know it must be upsetting. I'd give her some eggs every day, and fish oil. I know she's built a little more solidly than Danza, so she might need a little more protein than my dog, but I'm just trying a lower protein food with grain to fatten her up a bit after talking to the pet store owner. (We're actually switching to Candiae.) Actually, the main reason for the switch is to get her urine to a better ph.

Danza's real bony, but when we went to the ranch, Kim was pleased with how she looked and said it was nice to see an Indian Dog at the right weight. So try not to fret too much, maybe it isn't quite as bad as you think.


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