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Old 01-16-2013, 01:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip FM! Just plain white rice and chicken? The vet said he should eat only a little for few days and then we should slowly up the amount back to normal..
And just to clarify, the thing the first vet thought could be a blockage didn't show up as one in the ultrasound. So there shouldn't be anything blocking his stomach!
I just gave Harvey a bath and he was really happy and seemed almost "normal" for bit but then wanted to come and sleep on the couch..
We're keeping an eye on things and if he doesn't stop the shivering (he still does it but less than before) and cheer up more by tomorrow afternoon we'll go back!


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Old 01-17-2013, 07:08 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Hello all! So I think Harvey is definitely getting better I made him the chicken and rice meal and he ate it with a very good appetite and I haven't seen him tremble at all after he ate!! I think we're just gonna stick with the chicken and rice for a couple of days and then try the normal food again..
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some notes about chicken and rice. About 10% chicken by volume but over cook the rice. It should be mushy or it is not very digestable for dogs.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:49 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks Mikey T! I think I might have put too much chicken in it then but I did over cook the rice since I came to exactly that conclusion that it would be easier for him to digest! And cooked the chicken really well too so it was all soft!
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I often make hicken stock w/o the onion (carrots, celery, broccolli stems, etc.) Remove the vegges, set aside the chicken and carrots, and use the broth to make the soft rice. Norman gets the carrots when he is feeling better in a day or so.
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So glad he's feeling better. I think these bassets just will eat about anything and even though it seems like they have an iron stomach sometimes it's just to nasty even for them.
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This is how PB's rice addiction started. Years later she still looks at her bowl like, "dry welfare kibble... again?!!" She much prefers chicken & rice.


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Old 01-18-2013, 06:01 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Yeah I do have a sneaking suspicion he might not be so pleased when we switch back to normal food!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:19 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Yeah I do have a sneaking suspicion he might not be so pleased when we switch back to normal food!
Count on it!!! I meant to suggest you also add some natural (unflavoured) yogurt (if you can get hold of goats yogurt, so much the better) to his food as being an pro-biotic it willl help retore the normal flora in his gut. This is a tried and tested supplement in our house!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #30 (permalink)
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That sounds yummy even for me FM! definitely will give that a try and there is a bio shop not far so I'll look there for some good stuff!
Harvey is now quite happy to eat and it's even coming out the other end like it should so we're happy! and also the creepy shaking has now stopped almost completely, now just few shivers when he is napping..


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