[nagdu] Benny's problem

Vivianna irishana at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 13:13:20 UTC 2014

this is a great example of why picking up after your dog is so very important.
even though i have a fenced in backyard, i pick up after my dog each time she does her business.
this way i can keep an eye on her digestion and will know if something is wrong.
hope his tummy settles down.


On Jul 24, 2014, at 8:04 AM, Tracy Carcione via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Last night, Ben passed a twist tie.  Luckily, it was all crumpled up in a circle, so it didn't have sharp points sticking out.  It could have killed him.  We try to be very careful with twist ties, since he's tried to eat them before, but one of us must have dropped the darned thing without noticing.
> I'm betting it was at least part of the cause of his bowel problems.  I gotta think it was an irritant.  Things seem a bit better this morning.
> He's got a complicated feeding just now.  Rice, boiled chicken, clay, probiotics, and a little canned venison-sweet potato and a herring-based kibble, both of which the pet store dog nutrition guy said are bland and easily digested.  He thought that Ben may have become sensitive to the proteins in Cannidae after eating it for years.  We had no idea about the twist tie when we talked.
> I'll keep him on the bland diet for a while, and gradually cut out the chicken and rice.  Once he's better, I'll try reintroducing a little of the Cannidae, and go on with it or cut it out, depending on results.  But I feel like we're finally headed in the right direction.
> Tracy
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